| 270 m³|
| January 9th, 2016; 1 year ago|
Tianhe Road and Tiyu Road East
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Chimelong Paradise, Canton Tower, Pearl River, Guangzhou TV Tower, Yorkshire Wildlife Park
The Grandview Mall Aquarium, also known as "The Ocean World" is located on the sixth floor of Grandview Shopping Mall (Zhengjia Square) in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The aquarium is considered one of the longest located at a shopping mall in China. The main tank in the aquarium is approximately 30 meters long, 3 meters wide and 3 meters high. Over 2000 fish, 200 sting rays, 30 sharks are housed within. The aquarium also includes mammals, such as the arctic fox, polar bear, walrus, beluga, and others.
In early 2016, Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) began campaigning for the release and closure of the aquarium due to poor conditions. The organization have issued online petitions that have reached over 400,000 signatures and counting calling for the closure of the themepark.
On March 17, 2016, AAF released a video of the polar bear-brown bear hybrid, 'Pizza', in its enclosure at the theme park. The video appears to show the polar bear laying on its side crying due to its entrapment in the unnatural environment. The video has been viewed over 600,000 times. A petition calls for Pizza's relocation to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
As a result, the aquarium is under renovations.
Grandview Mall Aquarium Wikipedia