Jakarta Aquarium is located in the center of the shopping area of West Jakarta Mall, Neo Soho, LGM-LG Floor, Jl. Letjen. S. Parman Kav. 28 Jakarta 11470. Open daily, Monday-Sunday and Public Holidays, 10 am – 10 pm. Jakarta Aquarium is the first Aquarium, in a mall, in Indonesia. It is a collaboration between Taman Safari Indonesia, and Aquaria KLCC, Malaysia. We pride ourselves on being a center focusing on conservation and preservation. Jakarta Aquarium presents the concept of a holiday in nature, displaying the beauty and diversity of Indonesian waters. We take you on a journey from soothing to romantic to adventure. Something for everyone. Jakarta Aquarium has received the award of Trip Advisor`s Certificate Excellence Destination 2018 and Indonesia Travel Tourism Awards (ITTA) as Indonesian Leading Conservation Destination 2017 – 2018 / 2018 – 2019.
As a part of edutainment for all the family, Jakarta Aquarium is proud to announce its newest members, having just welcomed 3 unique and yet weird species to our collection, namely “Giant Pacific Octopus”, “Giant Isopod” & “Leafy & Weedy Seadragon”.
The Giant Pacific Octopus an amazing creature – brainy and beautiful. With eight arms in total, covered in suction cups, females possess around 2.240 and males some 100 fewer – they have an iron grip with powers of both taste and smell and can squeeze into spaces smaller than a bottle-cap. In our exhibit, you may have to look closely, as these animals can change their skin color and texture to blend in with the rocks and algae around them. With 9 brains, one for each arm and another in their head, the mantle – these animals are extremely intelligent, capable of solving complex puzzles, open jars and play with toys. They live in shallow, coastal waters down to depths of 330 feet or more in temperatures below 10 degrees Celcius and ranging from the Pacific waters of Korea and Japan, north to Alaska and south to Southern California.
Giant Isopod is a close relative of shrimp and crab living between 550 feet and 7020 feet deep. It is one of the strangest looking creatures that live in the deep sea. Giant Isopod can live 5 years or more without having any food. Giant Isopod comes with four different sets of jaws. These jaws may help them to tear and cut their prey. To know the environment around the living area of the isopods, they use their two antennas. A small antenna is to sense the chemicals and the large one is for physical sense.
Meanwhile, Leafy Seadragon resembles Seahorses in terms of size and body shape, but feature small, leaf-like fins that camouflage them for predators. Though it is related, a Leafy Seadragon is not a Seahorse, but species of Seadragon. About 250 eggs are incubated by males on the underside of the tail, where they are embedded in spongy tissue.
Weedy Seadragon can be found in rocky reefs, seaweed beds, sea grass meadows and kelp gardens. This species is related to the Seahorse. Unlike Seahorses, however, the Seadragon does not have a pouch for rearing the young. Weedy Seadragons can blend in very well to the surroundings. In fact, you may have seen them but thought you were just viewing various types of weeds floating around in the body of water.
With the coming of New Unique and Yet Weird Animal Collections at the Jakarta Aquarium, is one of our missions to provide the best for preservation, conservation and edutainment to all ages. We all have a responsibility in saving our planet. Our focus is to ask all guests to explore the wealth of diversity and culture we have on offer. To engage with our Guest Associates and learn more about our species and the roles they play in developing our planet. Then finally to utilize that knowledge and Grow. If we all make one change in our daily life in protecting our planet, we can all make a difference.