ABQ BioPark welcomes three baby Whitespotted Bamboo sharks

Created: 08/22/2014 11:17 AM
By: Kristen Garcia,

The ABQ BioPark Aquarium welcomed three baby sharks on Monday.

The Whitespotted Bamboo sharks hatched from eggs laid by one of the female sharks in the Aquarium's Shark and Ray Encounter exhibit.
The eggs were being incubated in a holding tank behind the scenes when Aquarists found the baby sharks on Tuesday morning.

The sharks are about four inches long, and will grow up to three feet in length, said the ABQ BioPark.

"Whitespotted Bamboo sharks breed very well in captivity", said Holly Casman, Aquarium Manager in a release Friday. "Once they are bigger, we look forward to including these pups into our Shark and Ray Encounter, where visitors will be able to touch them and learn about shark growth and development".

These shark babies feed on small fish and invertebrates. Whitespotted Bamboo sharks are harmless to humans.

The public is welcome to visit the ABQ BioPark Aquarium and see these little newcomers in the Pacific Gallery.  

Photo: ABQ BioPark

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