New Sharks at the Aquarium
The Aquarium’s Shark Exhibit has some new residents! Two Pacific zebra sharks were moved to the shark tank last week to acclimate to their new digs and are now on exhibit. “The zebra sharks look quite different from our other sharks, which are Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico species. We’d like invite everyone to come check them out,” said Aquarium Manager Holly Casman.
Zebra sharks (Stegostoma fasciatum) are found in the central, western and Indian Pacific oceans and live mainly over continental and insular shelves and are very common around coral reefs and sandy bottoms. They are also abundant in Australian coastal waters.
Albuquerque Biological Park hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. Same day combo admission to all facilities is $12 for adults; $5 for seniors and children. New Mexico BioPark Society membership confers free general admission to all BioPark facilities and discounts to many special events. Find out more about becoming a BioPark Society member at nmbioparksociety.org.
The Albuquerque BioPark is an accessible facility and a division of the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department. For special assistance in visiting the BioPark, please call 311 locally or (505) 768-2000 (Relay NM or 711).
The Albuquerque Biological Park is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.