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November 2, 2017

Weird and Wonderful World of the Axolotl Comes to SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

New experience immerses guests in the world of 
“The Last Dragons”


Orlando, Fla. –  ­They are a star of social media, one of the world’s weirdest, cutest and most critically-endangered creatures, and now visitors to SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium can journey deep into the lakes of Mexico to meet “The Last Dragons” before they disappear.

Axolotls, (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) are among the most widely studied animals on the planet thanks to their fascinating ability to regenerate their own bodies and avoid the aging process (not to mention their adorable cuteness!). Believed to have existed over 140 million years ago, they live exclusively in the lake complex of Xochimilco near Mexico City but for a limited time are taking up residence at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.

Opening Tuesday, November 7th “The Last Dragons: Discover the Superpowers of the Axolotls” is an all-new walk-through experience featuring kid-friendly interactives, immersive design and more to take families on a fun and educational journey into the world of one of Earth’s most fascinating creatures.

“We’re excited to immerse guests into the wonderful underwater world of axolotls and witness the super powers that make these creatures so fascinating, rare and loved by popular culture,” said James Paulding, General Manager at SEA LIFE Orlando.

“Though less than one-foot long, Axolotls are kind of a big deal having starred in countless internet memes and inspired “Pok√©mon”  characters “Wooper” and “Quagsire” so we know visitors of all ages are going to have a ton of fun exploring their real world!”

Visitors will come face-to-face with the rare creatures and learn firsthand all about the Axolotl and other inhabitants that live under the waters’ surface. Exploring sub-tropical surroundings, the experience guides guests through the shadows of a once great Aztec village, with immersive visual, audio and hands-on interactive play designed to encourage curiosity, discovery and action.

For more information about The Last Dragons exhibit, go to VisitSEALIFE.com/Orlando.

About SEA LIFE Orlando
SEA LIFE Orlando is an immersive, one-of-kind aquarium experience that allows marine life enthusiasts to experience the magical world beneath our oceans of the world with interactive touch pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, a cold water rock pool, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring thousands of sea animals. The 25,000-square foot aquarium attraction is home to colorful fish, sharks, sea horses, stingrays, jellies, a rescue green sea turtle and much more.

SEA LIFE provides a glimpse of the diversity of marine life, while also playing an active role in animal and environmental conservation. Visitors will see strong evidence of the Breed, Rescue and Protect program with activities around the world, and new projects developed locally, as well as educational initiatives, including guest lectures and talks.

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium chain and SEA LIFE Orlando is the 50th location aquarium launched in the world and the 8th in the U.S. SEA LIFE Orlando is located at 8401 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, inside I-Drive 360, the entertainment and dining complex which is the home of the 400-foot Coca-Cola Orlando Eye observation wheel and celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando. For more information, go to www.visitsealife.com/orlando.