NEW - Included with all entry tickets from Spring 2018!

Sink your teeth into a new walk through discovery! Get face to tooth with a pack of these famed predators as you delve through the piranha tunnel.

With a relentless bite, be sure to watch out for their razor-sharp teeth - snap snap! Are you brave enough?

Red Bellied Piranhas

Whoa! This shoal of glittering fish is ready to pounce at feeding time. There are around 40 species of Piranha and it may surprise you to read that most are vegetarian. The Red Bellied Piranhas you will encounter in the Piranha Tunnel, however, are one of the few meat-eating varieties.

Despite their fearsome reputation, Red Bellies are actually scavengers that mostly feed on dead or dying creatures and very rarely attack anything that's living. Their triangular, serrated teeth, like little steak-knives, are perfectly designed for slicing through flesh. Piranhas will dart in and out very quickly whilst feeding in order to grab a mouthful but get out fast before they are accidentally bitten by another Piranha.

You might spot piranhas spending much of their time hovering motionless in river plants and roots - this is to avoid catching the attention of any hungry crocs or river dolphins!

 

Camouflage

The red belly is a form of camouflage. In the red, muddy waters of the Amazon it is hard to spot a Red Bellied Piranha from below.

Red Bellies

The piranha with the reddest belly is likely to be the most dominant in the group!

Sparkly scales

Piranhas' sparkly scales are there to make it hard for predators to spot them from the riverbank, as they look like the sunlight reflecting off the water's surface.

Camouflage

The red belly is a form of camouflage. In the red, muddy waters of the Amazon it is hard to spot a Red Bellied Piranha from below.

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Camouflage

The red belly is a form of camouflage. In the red, muddy waters of the Amazon it is hard to spot a Red Bellied Piranha from below.

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Red Bellies

The piranha with the reddest belly is likely to be the most dominant in the group!

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Red Bellies

The piranha with the reddest belly is likely to be the most dominant in the group!

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Sparkly scales

Piranhas' sparkly scales are there to make it hard for predators to spot them from the riverbank, as they look like the sunlight reflecting off the water's surface.

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Sparkly scales

Piranhas' sparkly scales are there to make it hard for predators to spot them from the riverbank, as they look like the sunlight reflecting off the water's surface.

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Piranha Tunnel included with all tickets

Opening late February 2018!