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Generally the top predator in their natural environment. The axolotl eats small fish, worms, tadpoles, insects and anything else it can find that will fit into its mouth.

Fun fact

On top of being able to regenerate limbs, they can also rebuild their jaws, spines, and even brains without any scarring.


They're found in Lake Chalco and Xochimilco near Mexico City, Mexico.

Axolotls breed in the wild generally from March to June, anything between 100 and 300 eggs are laid in the water and attached to organic matter. Eggs hatch at 10 to 14 days and the young are immediately independent. Axolotls are almost extinct in their native habitat in Mexico, largely due to the introduction of predatory fishes in the lakes where they live and habitat loss.

Animal zone

Deep Blue One

Deep Blue One is home to an array of colourful tropical fish, amazing corals and large mangrove trees.

Representing where the rainforests meet the reef, the lagoon reflects the diversity of aquatic life and unique habitats found in and around many of the islands and archipelagos in the western Pacific Ocean, from tropical North Queensland to the outer islands of Palau in Micronesia.

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Opening Times

The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays – alternative car parks can be found here.

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The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £16.50
Child (3 - 15) £13.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £15.50

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

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Customer Safety

The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continues to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis.

The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To minimise delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks into the attraction.

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