Aquarium Berlin

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Aquarium Berlin
Zoo Berlin Aquarium Fassade 3.jpg
Berlin Aquarium
Date opened 1913[1]
Location Berlin, Germany
Coordinates 52°30′21″N 13°20′26″E / 52.50583°N 13.34056°E / 52.50583; 13.34056Coordinates: 52°30′21″N 13°20′26″E / 52.50583°N 13.34056°E / 52.50583; 13.34056
No. of animals 9,000+[2]
No. of species 800[2]
Website www.aquarium-berlin.de/aquarium.html
Nishiki Goi koi carps

The Aquarium Berlin in Berlin is one of Germany's largest aquariums. The aquarium was built in 1913 as part of the Berlin Zoological Garden complex.[1] Since its opening the Zoo-Aquarium has been ranked among the public aquariums with the world’s greatest biodiversity. On either a separate or joint ticket it can be visited with the zoo.

Exhibits[edit]

Over 9,000 animals are presented on three storeys.[2] It contains jellyfish, tropical and native fishes, crocodilians (caimans and gharial), and a broad variety of insects. In addition to its 250 tanks for fish,[1] the aquarium houses a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles including tuataras.[2]

The shark tank presents the blacktip reef shark and other species.[2]

With a total capacity of 25,000 litres (6,600 US gal), twelve basins present different sections through the world of corals. The largest of these basins is the 11-cubic-metre (2,900 US gal) Great Coral Basin with its reproduction lagoon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A brief introduction to Berlin Zoo". berlin-life.com. Berlin Life. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Aquarium Berlin: Zoo-Aquarium Berlin. Retrieved 30 December 2012.

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