Aquarium in China’s Xining city in Qinghai Province is the world’s highest aquarium at a height of 2200 m above sea level. This aquarium is built on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau covering 28,000 sq mt and has freshwater, marine along with belugas and dolphins. The Xining aquarium is currently opened for
The highest aquarium in the world is said to host 400 aquatic species additional to 100 odd local species. The 2 belugas which are imported from Russia are the Arctic and sub-Arctic mammals which are Least Concerned on the IUCN Red list and the 8 bottlenose dolphins are imported from Japan.
As per the aquarium curator Luo Ruibin, Introducing marine life to the plateau will not only educate plateau