It is truly an occasion to celebrate when endangered or threatened species that are cared for by animal care professionals give birth to captivity. It not only gives visitors to these establishments the opportunity to see a beautiful creature in their youth, it also helps the species grow.
January trips to Ripley & # 39; s Smokies of the Smokies of the Gatlinburg, Tenn., Feature a rare sighting of two young men spotted with eagle bears swimming in hundreds of Indian-Pacific lion fish, At Coral Reef: Healthy sisters, born in September 2008, think there are fewer than 10 people who have been held captive or born anywhere in the world.
At birth, each weighed less than three pounds and was less than 16 centimeters. Adult spotted eagle beams (Aetobatis narinari) can grow up to 10 feet wide and weigh up to 500 pounds. Although they are viewed as one of the most amazing beams to watch, they are not as common as other types of beams found in public aquariums. In fact, only 15 aquariums in the world show creatures.
The two male pups were the first litter born to one of two females, Ray Bey, at the aquarium on August 2008. On September 27. After their birth, the pups were immediately transported from the exhibition to the marine science aquarium and kept in the aquarium. caring for marine biologists, making sure they stay healthy and eat well. The rats have been trained to eat from different hands to ensure that they are eating enough and ready for their new environment where they have to compete with hundreds of Indigenous fishermen for food.
The young people got acquainted with their new environment, the Coral Reef Exhibition, on December 9 and quickly became known by aquarium guests. Visitors register to watch as they interact with different people as they feed several times a day.
"While other types of beams and small sharks, as well as spotted eagles, are regularly reproduced, this is quite a sign for us," said Frank Bullman, director of Ripley's Aquarium on Smoking. He notes that eagle rays found at the Ray Bay Exhibition were part of an ongoing research program that includes monthly ultrasound examinations to observe their pregnancies. "They may have been pregnant before, but we were never aware of it. Once we found out that they were by sonography, we were able to pay them attention and take special care of them. Usually monthly sonograms are now being moved to monitor any subsequent pregnancies. ”
Widely considered one of the most beautiful rays, the ray of spotted eagles is found in tropical and temperate temperate waters around the world. It is listed as a "near threat" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global union of states, government agencies and non-governmental organizations, in a partnership that assesses species conservation status. The nearest threat means that the species is close to qualifying or likely to be qualified in the near future.
The beam of an adult spotted eagle has a brightly patterned pattern at the top that can be easily seen against its dark body. The bottom of it is white. The apex has long, smooth, and somewhat rounded snout, thick head, sharp angles and a number of flat, V-shaped teeth. Each has a long whip-like tail, with a long poisonous spine near the base, behind the small dorsal fin.
Rays of spotted eagles are usually observed around seas and corals and spend most of their time swimming in schools while in open, warm waters. Unfortunately, these little ones are going to get into public life without a name. It seems that professional craftsmanship is not included in that name. When asked their names,
Bullman simply stated, “We don't usually mention our pets. Their connection numbers are GB-AN-08-01-M and GB-AN-08-02-M. "
So say hello my favorite, GB-AN-08-01-M, when you visit.