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  • A male sand tiger shark has arrived to the Oceanarium of Sóstó Zoo. .
    2016. 10. 05.

     A male sand tiger shark has arrived to the Oceanarium of Sóstó Zoo. The reason to bring a new shark was to have a pair for the female living in the zoo.

    The transportation of the 2 meters long predator to the county capital of Szabolcs was a special case. The 5 years old animal had outgrown the Warsaw Zoo’s aquarium and so the Polish experts would have liked to find a bigger place for him as soon as possible. However, they were not able to manage the capture of the animal and so the transportation was hindered for a long time.

    At the same time, the professionals of Sóstó Zoo were pleased with the opportunity of finding a pair for their tiger shark and so they decided to make a plan for catching the animal at the Warsaw Aquarium and transport it to Nyíregyháza.

    Few years ago, Sóstó Zoo has developed a simple but very practical device of capturing sharks in aquariums.

    A special transport container in which the varying water parameters can be checked and regulate was made for the 48 hours long journey.

    The action was successful and the new sand tiger shark has arrived to Sóstó Zoo. In return, Hungarians gave 4 oman cownose rays to the Polish friends.