Our awesome arowana have arrived! Ectotherm keeper Seth journeyed to Taranaki to collect these special fish, and since then they’ve been living in a back-of-house facility uniquely designed for their needs.


Meet our new dragon-fish!

Ectotherm keeper Seth discusses what makes this fish so unique and endangered

Arowana or dragon-fish hail from the blackwater rivers, forested swamps and wetlands of South East Asia and it’s the loss of their habitat as well as over-collection for the global pet trade that has caused them to be endangered in the wild.

Eventually these freshwater fish will live in an immersive new ‘swamp forest’ we’re building within our South East Asia Jungle Track, that is due to be completed next year. As Seth explains they’re absolutely stunning and we can’t wait for you to see them.

Learn more about our #FutureZoo with updated FAQs on our South East Asia page.