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Yokohama aquarium tiger sharks

Discussion in 'Japan' started by James w, 11 Aug 2019.

  1. James w

    James w Active Member

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    Hey guys,
    Got feedback from someone who mentioned he saw a tiger shark in yokohama aquarium. Has anyone been there recently and do they still display the species?. Also sizes/age estimates would be great, or any info!
    Cheers from U.K.
     
  2. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    Rather tragically I visited this year and yet this is also a question I was recently discussing with @devilfish and @Brum,due to being unsure about the answer. There are several large sandtiger sharks in one exhibit. I do not think there were any tiger sharks, but I believe there used to be one in the main tank?
     
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  3. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    On my visit in January 2016 there was a single animal in the upstairs shark tank:
    Tiger shark, February 2016 - ZooChat
    Large shark tank, February 2016 - ZooChat

    Apparently there had been another displayed later but there were none on display by the time of my October 2017 visit. :)