With less than a week to go for all of your Christmas shopping, are you ready?? Do you have any last minute shopping items on your list? Wouldn’t it be nice to see one of our amazing aquariums in your mall! Aquariums are always the best place to visit with your friends and family over the holiday.
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Crocodiles are deemed the most feared animal on the planet due to their powerful jaws, aggressiveness and size.
But do you know, they are the 'ultimate survivors'! They have outlived the dinosaur and many other any species! Here are some 10 interesting facts about the Siamese Crocodiles.
In Cambodia, Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium will help work towards safe and sustainable wild crocodile populations. Contact us if you want to know more : https://bit.ly/3mrYVkZ
• Siamese Crocodiles are considered “Critically Endangered” on the Red List of threatened species by IUCN. There are thought to be around 250 left in the wild.
• They were thought to be an extinct species until they were rediscovered living isolated in the Cardamom Mountain range in Cambodia.
• There are around 1 million “Siamese” crocodiles in captivity but many are actually hybrid species and the pure species are still very rare
• They are a medium species of Crocodile rarely exceeding 3.5 metres long.
• In the wild they are extremely secretive and only feed on small animals such as fish, lizards, snakes and some small mammals.
• They lay between 11-27 eggs in a nest that they build from sand, soil and leaves.
• Female crocodiles defend their nests fiercely until the baby crocodiles emerge.
• Female crocodiles are known to gently crack open the eggs to help babies hatch and also gently carry them to the water where they will protect them from any predators.
• The baby crocodiles emit a warning cry to summon the mother if they are in danger, this call is extremely cute!
• Crocodiles evolved on earth more than 200 million years ago, many species face threats of extinction from human interference. In Cambodia, AWA will help work towards safe and sustainable wild crocodile populations.
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Let's re-imagine the best retail experience to keep your shoppers returning.
To survive the new online shopping habit, investors need to reinvent the shopping experience. What better way to do that than with a stunning, public aquarium that will engage shoppers and keep them returning
Our experience in the business makes us the best partner to have for a project like this. Let's design and build an aquarium once deemed impossible, together!
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We are very pleased to be able to re-home this guy who keeps amazing us with his relaxed personality and has a particular good relationship with his keepers. He is often seen climbing onto his keepers in order to get to food or a good scratch!!
Did you know
▶Green Iguana can grow to 2 metres in length and weigh 8kg, making it one of the largest of all Iguanas.
▶To defend themselves they will first whip an intruder with their very long tail, if that doesn’t work, they will bite causing very nasty injuries.
▶Male Iguanas are very territorial and will fight other males.
▶To attract a female the males will use a flap under the neck to signal their interest.
▶They live almost exclusively in the tree tops.
▶The diet in the wild mainly consists of leaves and some fruit.
▶Here at AAK he is provided with natural leaf foliage and supplemented with a mix of fruit and vegetables.
▶In the wild this species can be found from southern Brazil, Paraguay and as far north as Mexico.
▶They have been introduced into some of the Caribbean Islands, where they can outcompete and hybridise with other Iguana species causing some considerable conservation problems.
▶This is an important lesson as we must keep such species from entering the natural biodiversity of Cambodia.
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Are you an aquatic lover🐬? Do you dream about your next aquarium visit?
Before planning that next visit, let’s find out 5 interesting facts that you probably have never heard of!
1. The smallest aquarium in the world – The smallest is 30 x 24 x 14 （mm) and it contains baby fish.
2. A shark can be a helpful midwife - In 2009, one shark was found to help another shark for giving birth at Auckland, New Zealand aquarium in 2009. The helpful shark helped bit the abdomen of the female shark to free the pups inside.
3. A shark opened its mouth and revealed a murder mystery with a human arm inside! – In 1935, a tiger shark was rescued and transferred an Aquarium in Sydney Australia. Within a week, he vomited a hand in a public display. The limb was a clean cut. The police looked into the case and found out he killed himself and later fell into the sea. It was thought that the tiger shark swallowed the limb accidentally.
4. Aquarium in Space – There is a fish friendly facility for the International Space Station. The habitat is a closed-water circulatory system. It provides a new facility option for station research
5. The tallest cylinder aquarium in the world - The Oceania Mall in Moscow, Russia is home to the tallest cylindrical aquarium in the world, which was designed and built by ICM group, with the acrylic measuring at a staggering height of 23 meters and a diameter of 6 meters.
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Our Chinese investor enlisted a mesmerizing sea experience and dazzling mermaids in his retail mall, attracting more shoppers to stores.
The new mega aquarium craze hits the new mall at Starlight 68, in Chongqing, China!
Shoppers in China love to see various, eye catching exhibits and take stunning selfies to post on social media. Visiting themed-attractions has become a lifestyle and a popular form of entertainment for the younger generation in China.
In recent years shopping malls have decided to entertain their guest and entice more shoppers to visit their locations by adding a beautiful living aquarium to their malls. At ICM, we help our clients to differentiate the shopping experience by building these mega aquarium. With this new exhibit, Starlight 68 can create strong motivation for shoppers to visit the mall and experience amazing underwater shows, live feedings and of course the ever popular selfies!
If you want to know more about how we helped our client in China, talk to us!
They are non-venomous.
They are great moms!
They can go for long periods of time without eating!
What are they? They are Burmese Python🐍. This snake is much more than a terrifying creature, they are excellent companions and beautiful creatures.
Let’s check out their fun facts!
• The Burmese Python is one of the largest snakes in Southeast Asia growing up to 7.5 metres and weighing up to 90kg, with a huge range including all of Cambodia in a variety of habitats.
• Like all pythons it is a powerful constrictor, meaning it kills its prey by wrapping around and tightly squeezing it until breathing and blood flow are stopped before swallowing large prey items whole.
• The Burmese Python does not possess any venom.
• This species is considered vulnerable by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The main threat being it is harvested in large numbers for meat and its skin for use in the leather industry.
• Like all pythons it lays eggs (12-35 on average but over 100 has been recorded) which it wraps around to protect them and maintain a steady incubation temperature until the babies’ hatch (60-90 days) In this time she will not leave the eggs to eat.
• Did you know Burmese Pythons can go without food for large periods of time in which their metabolism is slowed so much that some internal organs begin to shrink to a tiny size. This is to cover hot and dry periods where food may not be available. When feeding resumes some organs such as the heart, liver and small intestines can regenerate from 40-100% in mass. This is the largest post feeding regeneration by any snake species.
• The Burmese Python can also live for up to 25-28 years.
At Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium, we currently have 6 individuals, our largest female weighing 35kg.
All of our Burmese Pythons were rescued from a dilapidated animal collection that was closing down.
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Two weeks ago, we talked about why new fish need quarantine. This week, we will build on the last post and introduce how we quarantine new fish before adding them to the aquarium.
What do you expect for your self-isolation after a long trip? Stay in the 5-star hotel? Self-monitoring by checking body temperature every day? Watch TV. Eat and sleep.
New fish quarantine is similar to what we expect for human self-isolation, but the process can be complex. The process can vary based on their sizes, species, and surroundings.
In brief, they will stay in isolation for up to 21 days. Over the quarantine period, they will get some sleep in the hideout, get familiar with their new surroundings and eat more.
Since they can’t do self-monitoring, the keepers will monitor their behaviour, check their skin, and treat them with medication when they are sick.
In this post, we summarize the basic quarantine steps. If you want to know more about the quarantine process, talk to us : https://bit.ly/3exMJMn
Basic quarantine steps are:
1. Equip a quarantine tank for new fish with the above tools or supplies. The tank size varies depending on fish size and the number of fish.
2. Clean the tank and fill water into the tank.
3. Set up a separated filtration, heater, and thermometer. The temperature should match with the main tank.
4. Set up decorations for shelter. The hideout allows new fish to feel more comfortable with new surroundings.
5. Check the quarantine tank environment with test kits. Ensure the pH is also similar or the same as the main tank.
6. Observe for 21 days. Monitor the health and vitality of the quarantine fish.
7. If you see any signs of bacterial infection, separate them, and treat them with medicines.
8. If your fish look healthy and are feeding after 21 days, new fish can be added to your main tank.
Today is National Building & Code Staff Appreciation Day!!
Our beautiful projects all over the world would not be possible without the incredible work of our highly trained construction staff. And for that we are incredibly grateful!
They execute unthinkable tasks daily and most of the time away from their loved ones. They are executing building and code standards all while turning the ‘unthinkable project’ into a beautiful, unique aquarium experience. Without proper work guidance, inspection and approval process, the gigantic exhibits can not only endanger our staff but could even danger future guests.
The engineering and building staff do not always get the gratitude they deserve. That’s why we should show our gratitude to them today
A new luxury aquarium redefines the shopping experience of the new mall, Starlight 68, in Chongqing, China
To survive the digital age, retailers and malls are reimagining the customer experience.
We helped our client build one of the biggest cylinder aquariums in China to differentiate from the competition and to bring a steady stream of new customers into the mall.
This exhibit brings fun and joy to shoppers and allows them to enjoy their close encounters with ocean creatures. Shoppers are willing to spend more time in the mall, which can help improve the profitability of the retail shop.
The longer shoppers spend time in the shopping mall, the more they spend on shopping and entertainment within the mall.
The aquarium turns a boring shopping experience into an exciting adventure by extending enjoyment for the whole family. Without the shoppers even realizing it, our projects increase revenue to the mall and joy to the shoppers.
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How exciting would it be to meet a sea star or hold a baby ray in your hand?
One of the most exciting areas of a public aquarium is undoubtably the visitor’s interaction area we call a Touch Tank. The tank offers habitats to a group of sea creatures surrounded by shallow edges and viewing windows.
Children and visitors can get their hands wet at the touch tank, and discover the unique texture and movement of various sea creatures, such as sea stars, mussels, snails, sea urchins and sometimes rays!
The interactive exhibit brings joy and fun to anyone young at heart – the chance to have a hands-on encounter with little sea creatures!
Are you planning for building your touch tank for public or luxury commercial aquarium?
Olympic spirit is more than just winning a gold medal. It's about the athlete setting a goal that most people think is “impossible”. With effort, patience, and persistence, an athlete can accomplish and even surpass their goals.
ICM believes in always accepting a challenge. With diligence, endurance and hard work, we successfully built the tallest cylinder aquarium in the world located in the Avia Park Mall, Moscow. We are proud to do something above and beyond!
Congratulations to all the athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics! You deserve it! 👏👏👏
The role of a zoo and aquarium is more than spectators entertainment for visitors. The attractions provide educational activities and research opportunities for wildlife. Schoolchildren learn about various marine species that they see in aquariums, take the journey of wildlife discovery with each exhibition, and interact with the wildlife in a safe and clean environment. They can also discuss the similarities and differences with their teachers and spark a lifelong passion for marine life.
Commercial aquariums have a lasting impact on all of the schoolchildren who enter. Providing education and memories for the rest of their lives. Contact us for details if you want to know more.
Most people mistake the Mekong Giant Catfish as a type of shark in the water due to their size – they can be up to 10 ½ ft long and weigh up to 660 pounds. It’s the largest freshwater fish on the planet.
Do you know the best 5 fun facts about this giant of the Mekong River?
1. Baby Giant Catfish are fed on zooplankton in the river. They are known as cannibalistic. When Giant Catfish turn one year old, they change to be herbivores. Giant Catfish eat plants and algae.
2. Unlike an average catfish, the adult Mekong River catfish are whiskerless.
3. They are the largest catfish on the planet but they grow fast. They can grow from 330 to 440 pounds in just 6 years. The breaking record of the Giant Catfish is nearly 9 feet long and weighed 646 pounds which were founded in the Mekong River in Thailand.
4. The locals who live next to the banks of the Mekong River think the catfish is sacred wildlife. In Thai heritage, they carry out rituals before going to fish. Locals believe eating fish can bring long life, wisdom, and fortune.
5. Giant Catfish spawn and breed in a very special environment in a long stretch of river. How the fish find this specific spot is unknown. But people believe this species spends time feeding in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake before moving hundreds of miles north to spawning grounds.
You don’t need to visit the Mekong River to find the Giant Catfish. At Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium, our biggest tank highlights specifically the Giants of the Mekong.
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