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Manatees move into world's largest freshwater aquarium at River Safari

Published on Mar 13, 2013 7:12 PM
 

Seven manatees have been moved from the Singapore Zoo to the River Safari which houses the world's largest freshwater aquarium.

They are part of the River Safari's Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit, which showcases the annual flooding of the Amazon rainforest where fish and other creatures swim among the trees.

It took two days for the team of 20 zookeepers and veterinarians to move the aquatic mammals to their new home, which is four times bigger than their previous exhibit at Singapore Zoo.

Through captive breeding, River Safari hopes to contribute to the population of endangered freshwater species such as the manatee. The River Safari, which sits between Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari, will open in the first quarter of 2013.