New for 2014! Rainforest Adventure
Opening Spring 2014
Underneath the rainforest canopy, discover something amazing as you come face to face with one of the world’s largest species of snake.
Climb through mangrove roots to join more inhabitants of the rainforest such as deadly piranhas and poisonous dart frogs.
Press release, January 2014
The star resident of a new £1 million attraction at Brighton Sea Life Centre will take you breath away!
Give her half a chance and she could literally squeeze the breath from your body.
She is a green anaconda, set to take centre stage in the new Rainforest Adventure attraction launching at Easter this year.
Already about 7 feet long, anacondas can reach a massive 30 feet and be as wide as a grown man.
In their native South America green anacondas have been known to kill and eat small deer, jaguars and even caiman crocodiles.
Work gets underway this month on the new attraction, which will invite visitors through the roots of giant mangroves to discover swamps and jungle teeming with rainforest creatures.
“We will also have poison dart frogs, piranhas, a host of amazon river fish and a variety of freshwater terrapins and turtles,” said curator Carey Duckhouse.
The ornate Victorian architecture of the world’s oldest aquarium will be cunningly worked into the theming to become glimpses of ancient Aztec or Inca temples.
The investment comes swift on the heels of a £2 million refurbishment of the 140-year-old aquarium to restore much of its original Victorian splendour.