Our journey around the Rivers of the World continues. This is part two, covering Murray River, Mekong River and Yangtze River. Start from Part One here.
The Murray River area is more of an empty shell, with barely anything to see.
Exhibits are coming soon, and will fill some of these sealed-off aquariums.
Mekong River – The Mother of all Rivers – feels a lot more complete than the past four rivers.
This area starts off with a change – the sight of several energetic crab-eating macaques, jumping all over the exhibit.
I managed to get some interesting photos of the macaques – seemingly deep in thought.
Well, not all of them anyway. Some are trying to escape the enclosure.
The second section of Mekong River has some spectacular species. The seemingly enormous sculptures hanging from the ceiling are representations of the largest sizes of each species – and they’re huge!
Giant Mekong Catfish and Siamese Giant Carp are displayed here, along with freshwater stingray.
The smaller exhibits along the way to Yangtze River are not as spectacular. There is one filled with aquatic insects… or more like dead aquatic insects. Some of the panels were also fogged up or too dark to see anything.
Ah finally, we have arrived at the last river of Rivers of The World.
These small alligators would be the highlight here. Small, but with unfazed gazes.
Looking right into you.
More themed signage!
The other notable exhibit would be the Chinese Giant Salamander, which is hard to see (and harder to take photos of) unless some light-blocking screens are placed near the glass.
The Rivers of the World experience ends here. The path leads to entrance to the queue for Giant Panda Forest.
Well, what do you think of Rivers of the World? It seems rather brief and light on content to me, with only three full-length rivers and the rest are more like streams. I felt that the park should make it known that it’s not just the Amazon River Quest that is not ready, but actually a number of exhibits in Rivers of the World are unavailable as well.
To be continued
River Safari Photo TourRivers of the World: Mississippi River, Congo River, River Nile, Ganges River
Rivers of the World II: Murray River, Mekong River, Yangtze River
Giant Panda Forest
Wild Amazonia (under construction) & Squirrel Monkey Forest
Amazon Flooded Forest
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