The Swamp Forest habitat - a large transparent climate-controlled tropical dome - is home to Sunda gharial crocodiles and a variety of South East Asian fish species. It will mimic the hot and humid climate of an Indonesian swamp forest for Sunda gharial, fish species and hugely diverse flora. This unique habitat and the species that will live here, are entirely new for Auckland Zoo.
Being made out of Ethylene Tetrafluroethylene it acts as a insulating blanket to help keep the habitats temparature and because it is highly transparent it allows for plenty of sunlight to ensure our animals and plants get the critical ultra-violet rays they need. The habitat is maintained at 28 degrees and between 70–90 percent humidity year-round.