Mankind and shores – Area 20 : The submerged forest

In the heart of the tropical forest, discover a theatrical and poetic production which inspires people to dream and travel…

Inhabited by caimans and freshwater fish, the submerged forest reminds us that in everything we do, we can save the diversity of life and thereby save our own future!

 

The animals of the exposition

Enter the wet jungle, marvel as you hear the singing of tropical birds, and discover the piranhas, caimans and arowanas that live in the forest…

SPECTACLED CAIMAN

The spectacled caiman, which can grow to a length of 2.5 metres, likes the humidity of Central and South America, which offers it a suitable environment. This species, which lives in areas close to still fresh water and marshes, can often be found close to estuaries, mangrove swamps and slow-flowing rivers.

 

AROWANA

This freshwater fish lives in South America and can grow to a length of 90 cm. Its tongue has teeth on it to stop it being bitten by the upper row of teeth.

The arowana is especially popular in Asia, where it is associated with the dragon, particularly when it is red. A symbol of luxury, it is believed to bring luck, health and success.

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