Russian biologists for the first time received the offspring of an ancient zebra shark

For the first time, biologists of the Primorsky Aquarium got the offspring of an ancient zebra shark This was reported on the website of the institution.

“A fry of the zebra-like bull shark Heterodontus zebra was born in the Primorsky Aquarium. This is the first experience of successful breeding of sharks of this species in Russia. The mother shark laid the egg from which the baby sharks were born in January, thus incubation, that is, the development of the embryo until the egg capsule breaks through, lasted 11 months, “the message says.

According to the head of the Department of Hydrobiont Maintenance of Tropical Seas by Natalia Gireva, the breeding program of a zebra-like bull shark in the Primorsky Aquarium has been implemented since 2018. It is clarified that only a few oceanariums in the world contain this species.

Earlier in the seaside national park “Land of the Leopard” a family of three rarest tigers got into the video. As the employees of the national park said, the tiger cubs' games lasted for several hours, after which they, having spent the surplus of energy, went to rest with their mother. As of autumn 2021, in Russia the number of these predators was more than 600 individuals.



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