Explore the largest rainforest in captivity. Trek through the humid tropics via SE Asia, West Africa and South America.
Many people are surprised that pineapples grow on the ground! These plants grow up to 3m tall and each fruit is actually composed of 100-200 fused berry-like fruits. You can find them growing near the Sugar Truck in our Rainforest Biome.
Native to South America, the pineapple is now widely cultivated in dry, well-drained tropical habitats. The first commercial plantation, established in Hawaii in 1885, produced most of the world’s pineapples up until the 1960s. Since then Costa Rica, Ivory Coast and the Philippines have become the major exporters of fresh pineapples, with Thailand and the Philippines leading the processed pineapple trade.