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27 Apr 2018 13:58:05
What do Dugongs, Sharks and Penguins have in common? They're SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's favourite animals! Here’s why we think they're so loved...
Do you know where the stories of the mythical mermaid came from? Yes - it was dugongs!
Dugongs were often mistaken for humans (with tails) from afar by sailors across many different cultures, who would see them rise out of the sea, just like the alluring sirens recorded in Greek mythology.
We love taking time out to walk through the Sydney SEA LIFE Dugong Island tunnels to spot our resident dugongs, Pig and Wuru, who were rescued in North Queensland. Unlike other sea mammals, dugongs are herbivores. Their diet solely consists of lettuce, of which they eat 60-80kgs every day! You can even get involved with preparing their food with our Dugong Keeper behind the scenes experience!
Why are we so afraid of sharks but equally as fascinated by them? Some people are even excited to dive into the water with them in our Sydney Shark Dive Xtreme experience! One might think that they are simply crazy, but there is an interesting explanation for wanting to get so close.
Our primal instinct tells us that sharks are dangerous. They will chase us and eat us if we don’t manage to get away - that’s what the movies always portray anyway, right? So our theory why SEA LIFE sharks are so popular is the thrill! How close would you dare to get?
If diving with them is not your cup of tea, take a walk through the glass tunnels in Shark Valley to see them swim all around you, while you stay nice and dry (and safely away from any teeth).
There is something mesmerising about the way stingrays shuffle along the ocean floor and wave through the water as they swim. But, we truly believe that our visitors love these glorious creatures so much for a the very simple fact that - they always look SO happy!
While a smiling face is certainly infectious, they are so much more than a pretty face. Check out these interes-sting facts:
There’s a very good reason why there are so many kids movies about penguins - because they are loved by everyone! Heck, they are so popular at our Aquarium that they even star in their own show “The Real Penguins of Sydney”.
But why do we love them so much? Well, here’s some cute and interesting facts about the beloved penguin:
Check out our SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium map to discover all the animals and where you'll find them at our aquarium. Is your favourite there?
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