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Electric Eel Print

Meet a really shocking fish

The Electric Eel lives in the muddy rivers of the South American jungle.

This unusual fish is practically blind, and relies on electricity to find its way around, to defend itself and to hunt its prey.

Most of its body consists of specialised muscle cells which are coupled together in series like a battery. A full-grown fish can produce an electrical discharge which is strong enough to stun a man.


In the Rainforest Zone you can see Electric Eels close up and investigate the strength of the ‘shocks’ they produce.





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