New arrivals for the seahorses

Our young big-belly seahorses glide almost weightlessly through the water.

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A seahorse’s prehensile tail is very important for its survival, as the tiny creatures use it to hold onto underwater plants and rocks so they don’t get carried away by the currents.

These young were born in October and will reach adulthood in about a year. Did you know that it is actually male seahorses who bear the young? When mating, the female presses against the opening of the male’s brood pouch and injects her eggs into it. They hatch about three weeks after being fertilised by the male.

Currently, the young are living out of the public eye. Unfortunately, their parents also cannot be seen at the moment due to repair work on their tank. But fear not, seahorse fans! The ground floor is also home to our short-snouted seahorses, who are still on view to visitors.

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Today, 27. May
9:00 - 18:00
Last admission: 17:00
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  • Crocodile talk 11:00
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