Explore the new Rainforest Adventure zone
Step out of the ocean and into the Rainforest Zone. Experience what life is like beneath the tropical treetops with four sub-zones of complex forest structures and aquatic plants!
This tour is a great way to learn fun facts about the rainforest and its importance to the planet. It's an exploration and educational experience for the whole family.
Led by an experienced guide, you'll learn about the plants, animals, and insects that call the rainforest home. You'll also have the chance to see some of these creatures up close!
The rainforest is home to an incredible diversity of creatures, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
Meet some of the most amazing creatures from the rainforest, including poison dart frogs, short clawed otters and green crested lizards!
Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of rainforests? Get ready to uncover some cool rainforest facts that will make you go wow!
1. Rainforests are the most diverse ecosystems on Earth.
Rainforests are home to more than half of the world's known plant and animal species, even though they cover less than 3% of the Earth's land surface.
2. Rainforests play a vital role in regulating the Earth's climate
Rainforests are like Earth's superhero squad. They help keep our planet's climate in balance by taking in carbon dioxide (that's what we breathe out!) and giving us fresh, clean oxygen. They're like the planet's lung champions!
3. Rainforests are facing a number of threats, including deforestation, climate change, and pollution
Deforestation is the clearing of rainforests for agriculture, logging, and mining. Climate change is causing the rainforests to dry out, which is making them more susceptible to fires. Pollution is also damaging the rainforests, killing plants and animals.
4. Treasure Trove of Medicine
Did you know that some rainforest plants have superpowers to heal us? People from rainforest areas have been using plants to make medicines for a long, long time. Who would have thought that plants could be doctors too?
5. There are a number of things that can be done to protect rainforests.
We can reduce our consumption of products that are made from rainforest resources, such as palm oil and timber. We can also support organizations that are working to protect rainforests.