On 6 July 2017, the last three of nine ragged-tooth sharks were added to the Two Oceans Aquarium's revamped Predator Exhibit. This brings an end to a year of building and planning, and sets us on an exciting path of optimising the exhibit. Over the coming months, we will decide which other animals to display along with the sharks. Watch the shark feed every Sunday at 15h00.
Sharks need time to become accustomed to their new habitats, so we are adding them in small groups to give them time to get to know their new home. This also gives our divers a chance to get used to working with a larger shiver of sharks.
Watch the shark feed every Sunday at 15h00.
Why is the water murky?
Home aquarists will know from experience that fish tanks are living systems that are sensitive to changes in light and temperature conditions, and of course the animals in the water. The water quality of the exhibit is ideal for our raggies (they are known to frequent murky water), and our water clarity will improve as time passes. We are working on the exhibit every day to get it to optimal state; please bear with us.
These sharks are ambassadors for their species, primarily playing an educational and awareness role, and in so doing helping us foster love and care for the environment by affording people from all walks of life the chance to come face to face with these majestic creatures. They also play an invaluable role in reversing the negative perceptions around sharks. And, in the long term, they are tagged and released and form part of important scientific studies.