The e-resources are inspired by our well-loved panda family and are designed to support learning in these areas:
Years of conservation efforts have brought giant pandas back from the brink of extinction and back into China’s bamboo forests. River Wonders is home to the lovable Kai Kai and Jia Jia. Watch Kai Kai work his bamboo and download the activity pack for some play-based learning at home!
Manatees are found in rivers and coastal waters. These creatures, which inspired mermaid legends, face major threats in the wild but they are well-cared for here at River Wonders. Watch our manatees munch on their greens and download the activity pack for some play-based learning at home!
The Indian gharial is related to the crocodilians. A critically endangered species, it used to occur in the rivers of Pakistan and Myanmar. Today, it is estimated that fewer than 200 Indian gharials are left in the wild, mostly in India, and a small number in Nepal and Bangladesh.
River Wonders is proud to house the extremely rare and unique Indian gharial. Shant, our male Indian Gharial lives in the Ganges River exhibit of River Wonders.
Like to learn more about Indian gharials? We have prepared a learning kit jam-packed with activities you can do with your kids.
The giant freshwater stingray is the largest freshwater fish in the world. Very little is know about this elusive fish which was described by scientists only recently, in 1990.
This giant can be found mainly in the Mekong and Chao Phraya river systems.
The Mekong River Exhibit at River Wonders is home to three giant freshwater stingrays. We are proud to be involved in a pioneering research project with Chulalongkorn University, Thailand to study giant freshwater stingrays in the wild and contribute to the scientific knowledge of these giants.
Like to learn more about stingrays? We have prepared a learning kit jam-packed with activities you can do with your kids.
For six months every year, seasonal rains cause an enormous rise in the water level of the Amazon Basin.
The water overflows, submerging the forest by over 10 metres. This creates a water wonderland that attracts many aquatic animals from the Amazon River to visit, feed, play and breed – among them the animals featured in The Amazon Flooded Forest’s Famous Five.