The rain is Singapore is wetter than any other rain I’ve ever seen, and believe me, as an Irish gal I’ve seen plenty of rain. Here the dollops of rain pound you like a series of water bombs. The up-side is that the water is warm so it feels like you are having a shower with all your clothes on!
Other fish in this tank bore teeth marks! No prizes for guessing who the culprit might be…
Some fish were curiosities.
Others, just plain funny looking!
Or dopey looking!
Then very randomly we came upon a panda enclosure. They obviously get a lot more people on other days.
The red panda was cute but kept his back to us.
It was Jia Jia who stole the show. We were the only ones in the enclosure with her and she was comfortable to romp about munching her bamboo shoots!
This aquarium had much more to offer than just fish, taking a broader angle on the role of rivers in ecological systems.
I’ve held an obsession with all things Amazon River for most of my life, so I particularly enjoyed this section – kicking of with a tunnel through the river so we could watch Giant Otters playing above us.
The electric eel looked guilty as charged!
The piranhas sparkled in the dappled light.
Even with a plate glass divider between us, there was something quite disconcerting about they way these guys look at out at you!
Manatees, reportedly mistaken by sailors to be mermaids (really?) seemed serene and wise as they eyed us back.
This male was quite enamored with this female. Some things are hard to hide when you’re a manatee! For his modesty, I won’t post those pictures (though his modesty didn’t stop me from taking the shots in the first place!)