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Living Coasts officially opened in July 2003 with a royal visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. Since then it’s continued to grow and evolve into the unique attraction it is today.

We have introduced additional exhibits into Living Coasts, including Mysterious Mangroves which opened in 2009 and incorporates many types of fish including sting rays. Our Otter Rapids exhibit then followed in June 2012.

Our award winning aviary reaches 19 metres at its highest point and the aquarium tanks have a total capacity of 1,214 cubic metres.

We have also won many awards for our green credentials as we try to set an example to our visitors and test out ideas that can help the planet. To find out more about our environmental policy click here.

Quotes All the animals are lovely with plenty of space to move about and play. Quotes