Presentation

AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne is a unique project in Switzerland and Europe. It presents the animals through a totally immersive and interactive scenography using innovative digital technologies. It will take position as the largest freshwater Aquarium in Europe.

More than an Aquarium or Vivarium, AQUATIS is an exceptional trip through our planet's most fascinating freshwater environments.

Discover the aquatic fauna and flora of the 5 continents with close to 2 million litres of water for some 46 aquariums/vivariums/terrariums. AQUATIS is a recreational area, an area of environmental education and a platform for exchanges between the general public and scientists.

Notice for explorers: the adventure begins in summer 2017!

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Six baby crocodiles hatched from their eggs between 19 and 22 May 2016.

It is the first official birth of this species in Europe: The “sacred” crocodile (or West African crocodile).

Discover them on video !

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New lodgers

Transfert des poissons

New residents, the paddle fish (Polyodon spathula) have arrived !

This species is native to the Mississippi River basin in North America. An adult paddlefish may be more than 2 metres long! It has a long, spatula-shaped snout covered with electro-receptors to locate its prey: zooplancton.

Birth announcement

naissance des raies

Three pretty “Leopoldi” stingrays (Potamotrygon leopoldi) were born on 12 July 2016 and … surprise ! They were joined by nine other stingrays on 18 August 2016.

Natives of the Brazilian rivers, they are carnivorous and feed mainly on small fish and invertebrates. The females of this species may measure up to 1 metre in length and the males 75 centimetres.