The exciting, newly revamped Predator Exhibit gives you the chance to experience a close encounter with some of the most misunderstood species in South Africa's oceans. Meet the shiver of ragged-tooth sharks, watch schools of giant yellowtail hunt for their next meal and watch the curious, but territorial, yellowbelly rockcod stand its ground to much larger predators. Whether you relax in front of the exhibit's large window, or spiral around the accessible viewing ramp - there is a jawesome underwater world to discover.
Shark feeding time
Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm our team of scuba divers enters the Predator Exhibit to feed the ragged-tooth sharks. Viewers at the main window will be able to ask questions and learn about the lifestyles of these animals.
More than just sharks
The Predator Exhibit is home to a variety of predatory, cool water species. These range from large carnivores like ragged-tooth sharks and giant kob, to mid-size crustacean hunters such as spotted grunters. The bottom of the ocean food chain is also present here, with schools of scavenging mullet and strepie doing their best to get to the scraps left behind by others.
Caring for our sharks
In July 2017, the last of the ragged-tooth sharks were added to the Two Oceans Aquarium's revamped Predator Exhibit. This brought to an end to a year of building and planning, and sets us on an exciting path of optimising the exhibit and adding new and exciting species.
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.