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Wild Amazon

Welcome to the Amazon!

The Amazon is the third exhibit in the 300-ft Ocean Tunnel. Home to the Midas Cichlid, Catfish, Spiny Softshell Turtles and more - check out all the Amazon has to offer!

Midas Cichlid

  • The larger the bump on a Midas Cichlid's head, the more attractive he is to his mate!
  • Cichlids have one nostril on each side of their head, while most fish have two on each side.

Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

  • Tiger Shovelnose Catfish are nocturnal!
  • These Catfish can grow to be up to 4 feet long

Spiny Softshell Turtle

  • Unlike most other turtles, the Spiny Softshell Turtle has a shell that lacks bony plates.
  • They can absorb oxygen through their skin!

Midas Cichlid

  • The larger the bump on a Midas Cichlid's head, the more attractive he is to his mate!
  • Cichlids have one nostril on each side of their head, while most fish have two on each side.
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Midas Cichlid

  • The larger the bump on a Midas Cichlid's head, the more attractive he is to his mate!
  • Cichlids have one nostril on each side of their head, while most fish have two on each side.
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Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

  • Tiger Shovelnose Catfish are nocturnal!
  • These Catfish can grow to be up to 4 feet long
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Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

  • Tiger Shovelnose Catfish are nocturnal!
  • These Catfish can grow to be up to 4 feet long
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Spiny Softshell Turtle

  • Unlike most other turtles, the Spiny Softshell Turtle has a shell that lacks bony plates.
  • They can absorb oxygen through their skin!
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Spiny Softshell Turtle

  • Unlike most other turtles, the Spiny Softshell Turtle has a shell that lacks bony plates.
  • They can absorb oxygen through their skin!
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