Under the Sea at the Zoo
About the Aquarium
Update February 22, 2017: Kipp Aquarium’s main tank is undergoing maintenance for the next couple of weeks, but we still have lots of other underwater habitats for you to explore when you visit!
Take an expedition from the coral reefs of the Pacific to the Amazon Basin and the Rift Valley lakes of Africa by visiting the Kipp Aquarium! Home to over 200 species and 2,000 individual fresh and saltwater fish, as well as marine invertebrates, you’ll be sure to find a new favorite underwater animal here. As you enter, see a flooded Amazon forest filled with huge stingrays and gigantic catfish – but be careful, as a large school of piranhas is close by! Explore a little further to see a rescued sea turtle swimming with other amazing fish found in the Gulf. Be sure not to miss the bright green moray eel, giant pacific octopus, sharks, and the delicate, beautiful moon jellyfish.
Behind the Scenes
Becky cares for some of the most delicate creatures at the zoo, our jellies, as well as raising crops of live food for our aquarium animals.
When Mike is not at work taking care of Zoo aquarium animals, he’s on a mission to save coral reefs and endangered ocean species.
Make the Best Seafood Choice to Help the Ocean
Check out this amazing video by our friends at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Find out how your choice of what to eat for dinner can help protect the future of ocean animals.
Did You Know?
Although the name suggests otherwise, electric eels are actually not eels. Their classification is more closely related to catfish and carp.