Thursday, 28 June 2012
Here are an extra couple of places to visit in London - Shae Bloem wrote the article for Supernova, and she sent us these to add to our Supernova extras:
You don't have to look all over the place to see great creatures of the Earth. The ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Zoo has over 720 animal species to gawk at and they're all in the same place. There's an Amphitheatre that hosts the 'Animals in Action' display that will blow your mind - incredible birds in flight, hunters and scavengers showing you their food-catching skills on the ground. Take a treetop trip through London's only living rain forest, full of marmosets, tamarins, sloths and a tamandua. Take the Gorilla Kingdom tracking trail and meet the colony of western lowland gorillas. If that seems too scary, take a swim at Penguin Beach. Launched in 2011, the beach is an imitation of a South American beach landscape with 100 Macaroni and Humboldt penguins. Prepare for things to get wild in here!
Two million litres of water, thousands of creatures, 500 species, 65 displays, 40 different sharks, 30 plants and foliage species, 14 themed areas in just three floors! You don't want to paddle past this deep-sea-in-the-city experience. One of Europe's largest marine life collections, Sea Life London Aquarium guarantees a swimmingly good time. See Cuban crocodiles, a family of poison arrow frogs, brown sharks, black tip reef sharks, penguins, Antarctic spider crabs, piranhas, and even endangered species. Get involved in feeding some animals, watch beautiful diving displays and even touch some of these exquisite animals. Take a dauntingly exciting Shark Walk or watch gentler green sea turtles water-waltzing. You don't have to be underwater to live the underwater adventure - see for yourself!
Discover more of London in Supernova issue 5!