The Lost Temple of Atlantis dazzles through the grandeur of its architecture and the majesty of its guardians’ four Japanese snow monkeys: (Macaca fuscata).
Japanese macaques are the world’s northernmost species of nonhuman primate! They inhabit the lowland and mountain forests of Japan, and can survive both snow and freezing temperatures. They love to spend time in natural hot springs and enjoy playing in the snow, as well.
These primates are active during the day and are omnivorous, feeding on a diverse diet of fruits, seeds, leaves, vegetables, fungi, insects, and soil.
The Japanese snow monkeys at Long Island Aquarium came from New York’s Central Park Zoo. The zoo needed to find a home for four bachelor males, who now seem perfectly content in their roles as guardians of the Lost Temple of Atlantis.
Scientific Name: Macaca fuscata
Weight: up to about 30 pounds.
Height: Sitting height up to about 30 inches.
Lifespan: as many as 30 years.
Habitat: diverse temperate evergreen and deciduous forest, subtropical forests, and subarctic forests
Poseidon’s 12-foot trident, pillars, and other remnants of the Lost City of Atlantis Exhibit create a ghostly environment for the inhabitants of the 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit.
Menacing-looking sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus), bottom-dwelling nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and a gaping moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris) join a massive Queensland grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) and other fish in an exhibit that forms the centerpiece of the Long Island Aquarium.
Despite their fearsome appearance, the sharks in this exhibit, like most shark species, are not aggressive towards humans unless they are provoked. Learn this firsthand from within the shark tank! Make your reservations for a Shark Dive today and get a thrilling look at these beautiful animals from a sharks-eye view! After you dive amongst them, you can feed them by embarking on the Shark Keeper Adventure!