Biggest Characters

Meet our residents! See if you can spot our biggest personalities as you wander around the Oceanarium!

Meet our biggest characters: Ziggy, Stan, Roxy, Bob, Friday, Scarface, Pam and Zane.

Ziggy

Ziggy (Azote) - The Green iguana

Ziggy is a very, very chilled out guy! His pastimes include; sleeping, sunbathing, some more sleeping and occasionally eating! Fact: Iguana's have long, sharp tails which they whip in the air as a defence mechanism. Their tails can break off if caught by a predator, but grows back without permanent damage.

Stan

Stan - The male Oriental small-clawed otter

This cheeky otter is now an incredibly proud father to three otter pups Mo, Jess & Sophie! Stan and Roxy are fantastic parents, with Stan being the more protective of the two. Fact: You can tell the difference between the two, with the male being the larger.

Roxy

Roxy - The female Oriental small-clawed otter

Younger than Stan, but definitely the boss. She will be found splashing around in their pool and teaching her juggling skills to her young ones with little rocks and bits of food! Fact: Oriental small clawed otters are the smallest of the world's 13 otter species. 

Bob

Bob - The Pig-nosed turtle

Try and find this shy little guy! Bob spends most his time hiding amongst the bogwood and plants, but if you do manage to spot him, check out his cute little piggy nose! Fact: Pig-nosed turtles are completely aquatic – they have flippers to help them swim rather than claws like most other turtles.

Scarface

Scarface - The Honeycomb moray eel

This tough guy thinks he rules the Great Barrier Reef, and has some war wounds to prove it. You can tell him apart by his wonky jaw, a result of a scuffle in his youth! Fact: You will notice them opening and closing their mouths repeatedly, this is because they must pass water constantly through to allow them to breath

Pam

Pam - The Pufferfish

Pam loves attention from visitors and never stops smiling. She rivals Angelina Jolie with her enviable perfect pout! Remember to keep her happy and smile right back! Fact: When distressed pufferfish are known to inflate like a beach ball, increasing to 2/3 times their size, hence their name.

Zane

Zane - The Zebra shark

This playful character is easy to spot in the Barrier Reef as he gracefully swims amongst his peers. He loves it when the Aquarists clean the tunnel so he can have a curious nose at what they are up to. Fact: Zebra sharks are born with striped markings hence their name, but these turn into spots as they grow up.

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