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Oceanografic Valencia's Animals: A Complete Guide

Meet the animals at Oceanografic Valencia

L’Oceanografic in Valencia houses an impressive 45,000 animals, representing around 500 diverse species, including beluga whales, sharks, dolphins, and penguins. The unique underwater towers serve as habitats for these captivating creatures.

Ranked among the world's largest dolphinariums, it features an immense 26 million cubic meters of water and an impressive depth of 10.5 meters.

Habitats inside Oceanografic Valencia

Antarctic Habitat

Antarctic Habitat

Discover Oceanografic's Antarctic Habitat, showcasing marine life from the Southern Ocean in realistic conditions.

Arctic Habitat

Arctic Habitat

Experience the Arctic Habitat at Oceanografic, featuring a realistic setting that highlights marine life from the frigid Arctic regions

Wetlands/Aviary exhibit

Wetlands/Aviary exhibit

Explore Oceanografic's Wetlands exhibit, offering a glimpse into diverse avian life thriving in wetland environments

Temperate and Tropical exhibits

Temperate and Tropical exhibits

Oceanografic's Temperate and Tropical exhibit features diverse marine life, from the equator to polar circles.

Mediterranean exhibit

Mediterranean exhibit

Explore Oceanografic's Mediterranean exhibit, showcasing unique ecosystems and a wide biodiversity in this relatively shallow and closed temperate sea, connected only by the Suez Canal and the Strait of Gibraltar.

Ocean Exhibit

Ocean Exhibit

This area showcases animals adapted to vast oceanic distances in one of the world's largest aquariums, spanning 6,000m³.

What animals can you find inside Oceanografic Valencia

Wetlands/Aviary exhibit
Temperate and Tropical exhibits
Mediterranean exhibit
Ocean Exhibit
Eurasian spoonbill
  • Common Moorhen
  • Eurasian Spoonbill
  • Glossy Ibis 
  • European Pond Turtle 
  • Green Heron
  • Scarlet Ibis
  • Iberian Ribbed Newt
  • Little Egret 
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Red Eared Slider 
  • Spanish Pond Turtle
Common Seal
  • Clownfish
  • Common Seal
  • Giant Spider Crab
  •  Green Moray Eel
  •  Pufferfish
  •  Swell Shark
 Damselfish
  • Common Octopus
  •  Common Spiny Lobster
  •  Damselfish
  •  Dreamfish
  •  European Bass
  •  Ocellated Wrasse
  •  Ornate Wrasse
  •  Pearly Razorfish
Sand Tiger Shark 
  • Angel Shark 
  • Blackchin Guitarfish
  • Blacktip Reef Shark
  • Bull Ray
  • Grey Reef Shark
  • Nurse Shark
  • Sand Tiger Shark 
  • Port Jackson Shark
  • Sawfish
  • Whitetip Reef Shark



How to get inside Oceanografic Valencia

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Visitors Tips

  • Plan Your Day Around Feedings: Check the schedule for animal feedings and plan your visit around them. It's an excellent opportunity to see the animals in action and learn more about their diet and behaviors.
  • Observe Animal Enrichment Activities: Keep an eye out for enrichment activities designed to stimulate the animals mentally and physically. These can include puzzle feeders, toys, or games that mimic natural behaviors.
  • Respect Animal Spaces: Remember to respect the animals' spaces and follow any guidelines or instructions provided by staff members. Avoid tapping on glass tanks or making loud noises that could stress the animals.
  • Photography Etiquette: When taking photos, be mindful of flash photography restrictions, especially near sensitive animals or exhibits. Respect any designated photography areas and avoid disturbing the animals for the sake of a picture.
  • Fascinating for Kids: Children often love to see playful and charismatic animals. The dolphins and sea lions are usually big hits with kids due to their energetic behavior.
  • Most Colorful: For vibrant colors, visitors can't miss the Mediterranean exhibit. The ornate wrasse and pearly razorfish boast striking colors and patterns.
  • Rare and Unusual: Seek out the more rare and unusual species for a unique experience. The angel shark and sawfish in the Ocean Exhibit are fascinating to observe due to their distinctive appearances and elusive nature.
  • Interactive Opportunities: Look for animals that offer interactive opportunities for visitors. The touch tanks featuring gentle creatures like rays allow visitors to get up close and personal with marine life in a supervised environment.
  • Educational Value: Consider animals that provide educational value in terms of conservation or ecosystem roles. The ocean exhibits featuring sharks and rays offer valuable insights into these apex predators and their importance in maintaining healthy marine ecosystem

Frequently asked questions about Oceanografic Valencia animals

What types of animals can I see at Oceanografic Valencia?

Oceanografic Valencia features a wide variety of marine animals, including sharks, rays, dolphins, sea lions, penguins, jellyfish, octopuses, and many species of fish and invertebrates.

Are there any interactive experiences where I can get up close to the animals?

Yes, Oceanografic Valencia offers interactive experiences such as touch tanks where visitors can interact with gentle marine creatures like rays and small sharks under the supervision of trained staff.

How are the animals cared for at Oceanografic Valencia?

The animals at Oceanografic Valencia receive expert care from dedicated animal care staff, including veterinarians, biologists, and trainers. Their habitats are carefully maintained to replicate natural environments, and they receive a balanced diet tailored to their nutritional needs.

What conservation efforts does Oceanografic Valencia support for marine animals?

Oceanografic Valencia is actively involved in various conservation initiatives aimed at protecting marine habitats and species. These efforts include research, breeding programs for endangered species, public education, and partnerships with other conservation organizations.

Are there any feeding times or shows featuring the animals?

Yes, Oceanografic Valencia offers scheduled feeding times and educational shows featuring animals like dolphins, sea lions, and penguins. Check the daily schedule for specific times and locations.

Which Oceanografic Valencia animals are the most popular with visitors?

Some of the most popular animals at Oceanografic Valencia include dolphins, sea lions, sharks, penguins, and colorful tropical fish.

Can I learn about the natural habitats of the animals represented at Oceanografic Valencia?

Yes, Oceanografic Valencia provides information about the natural habitats of the animals showcased in each exhibit, helping visitors understand their native environments and the importance of conservation.

Are there any endangered species housed at Oceanografic Valencia?

Yes, Oceanografic Valencia participates in breeding programs for endangered species, including various species of sharks, rays, and sea turtles.

Does Oceanografic Valencia offer educational programs or tours focused on marine animals?

Yes, Oceanografic Valencia offers educational programs, guided tours, and workshops focused on marine animals and conservation for visitors of all ages.

What should I do if I see an injured or distressed animal during my visit?

If you encounter an injured or distressed animal during your visit, please notify a staff member immediately. Trained professionals will assess the situation and take appropriate action to ensure the animal's welfare.

Are there any opportunities for visitors to participate in hands-on activities related to marine animal conservation?

Yes, Oceanografic Valencia occasionally offers hands-on activities and volunteer opportunities related to marine animal conservation, such as beach cleanups, educational workshops, or citizen science projects. Check the website or inquire at the information desk for current opportunities.