The Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium

Ocean Park's One-of-a-kind Exhibit
of the "Living Fossils"

Chinese Sturgeons

The Chinese Sturgeon is truly a "living fossil". This animal dates back over 140 million years to prehistoric times when the dinosaurs also inhabited the land. It has basically remained unchanged since then, according to sturgeon fossils that have been found.

The Sturgeon and its species have survived major extinction events, but it is currently critically endangered or at risk of extinction, the highest risk category assigned.

A species that is "critically endangered" is one that its numbers have or will decrease by 80% in three generations.

It is considered along with the Giant Panda, one of China's National Treasures, and we are very fortunate to be able to admire both of these creatures at Ocean Park.

Sturgeon Aquarium at Ocean Park

The Chinese Sturgeon is unique to China and is found mainly in the waters of the Yangze River. The sturgeons housed at at Ocean Park are the first ones to be sent outside of Mainland China, making this a very unique one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium Ocean Park

Five of these rare animals were presented to Hong Kong in 2008, to commemorate the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the five Sturgeons were to represent the Five Olympic Rings and to become ambassadors for the species conservation efforts.

The new arrivals were to be housed at the new dedicated Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium at Ocean Park, which opened on August 8, 2008 for the opening of the Beijing Olympics.

This was formerly the Shark Tunnel, the then resident sharks have been relocated to the Grand Aquarium.

Chinese Sturgeon Tunnel Ocean Park

The Sturgeon Tunnel is a wonderful exhibit where you watch them in action and learn about their habits and habitat, the species challenges and the conservation efforts being made by both the mainland and Hong Kong.

Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium Ocean Park

This animal is a large fish, adults can be as long as 13 feet or 4 meters and weigh over 900 pounds or 400 kilos. The elongated body is easily recognizable and unlike fish, it has no scales but scutes which are like bony plates.

Chinese Sturgeon Ocean Park

The mouth is under the jaw and nearby has four barbels which are whisker-like filaments growing from the snout and are the tactile organs used for finding food as they roam the bottom.

Chinese Sturgeon Ocean Park

Don't miss the chance to see them if you are at Ocean Park, they are really a treasure. You can find this wonderful Aquarium in the Summit area of the park.

Once in a Lifetime Experiences at Ocean Park...

Fantastic Chance:
Honorary Panda Keeper
+ Souvenir Photo

Ocean Park Panda Keeper Program

HKD 1380 (US$183)
A 2-hour one-of-a-kind experience as you go behind the scenes of the panda enclosure, put on a special keeper's uniform and assist with the daily care of the pandas.
More info and details

Animal Encounters:
Dolphins, Seals or Penguins!

Ocean Park Unique Activities - Dolphin Encounter

From HKD 1180 (US$152)
Get up close to Ocean Park's stars: dolphins, seals or penguin encounters where you can meet, play, feed and learn more about these incredible creatures from qualified trainers and keepers.
More info and details

Ocean Park Quick Links

| Ocean Park Waterfront | Ocean Park Summit |

|Cable Car | Ocean Express Tram | Roller Coasters and Rides | Shows |

| Grand Aquarium | Pandas | Polar Adventure | Koalas |

| Old Hong Kong |

| Getting to Ocean Park | Skipping the Lines: FasTrack |

| Ocean Park Tickets and Discounts |

Thank you for visiting!
Here is to a wonderful Hong Kong travel experience!

No 1 hotel in Hong Kong TripAdvisor

Send a Tip!

Got something to share? Let us know!

Like our Site? Follow us!

Hong Kong Traveller

Like this Page? Please share!

HK Disneyland Discount Tickets

Hong Kong Disneyland Discount Tickets

HK Disneyland Tickets
Adult HK539 HKD497
Children HK385 HKD360
2-day available
More details at

Ocean Park Discount Tickets

Hong Kong Ocean Park Discount Tickets

HK Ocean Park Tickets
Adult HK385 HKD334
Children HK193 HKD169

More details at

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers Private Tesla Discount Tickets Luxury airport-hotel sedan transfers
in a Tesla Model S
Arrival HK650 HKD 426 (US$55)
per vehicle for 3-4 persons

Airport Transfers Van Luxe Van Transfers
in a Toyota Alphard Van
HK690 HKD 495 (US$64)
per vehicle for up to 6 persons

More Private and Group Airport and Cruise Port Transfer Offers

Where to Stay in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Luxury Hotels
Luxury Hotels
Hong Kong Mid-Range Hotels
Mid-Range Hotels
Hong Kong Family Hotels
Family Hotels
Hong Kong Budget Hotels
Great Value Under US$100
Airport Hotels in Hong Kong
Airport Hotels
Hotels with Fireworks Views
Hotels With Fireworks Views
Hong Kong Vacation Rentals
Apartments and Rentals
Hong Kong Hostels
Hong Kong Hotels Current Offers
$$ Current Offers $$