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Océanopolis Brest A first European breeding.....

Discussion in 'France' started by kiang, 7 Aug 2013.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    Excellent news!
     
  3. Hamerhaai

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    Not the first, Burgers' Zoo had a zebra shark hatchling some years ago but it died after six weeks.
     
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    Does Burgers' Zoo still have a breeding pair and are the still breeding?
     
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    They have a male shark and a female shark but not together in one tank anymore (male in the shark tank, female in the eagle ray tank) because the male exhausted the female too much. She was always hiding in the shipwreck when she was in the shark tank.
     
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    Over a year ago there were press reports that "Great Yarmouth could soon be home to Britain's first zebra sharks bred in captivity". The Yarmouth Sea Life Centre's female shark had produced hundreds of eggs, but there was no male to fertilize them. Then a male shark was brought to Great Yarmouth from the London Aquarium in the hope the pair would mate.
    Presumably there have been no developments?
     
  7. zoogiraffe

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    Well I visited the place last weekend and they only had 1 Zebra Shark,and I am pretty certain that it was male!But they certainly only had the 1.
     
  8. Kifaru Bwana

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    They do not bring them together sometimes for breeding?
     
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    I don't think so but they are trying artificial insemination.
     
  10. kiang

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    The Deep in Hull (UK), currently has one fertile zebra shark egg.