Black Tip Reef Shark
Our Tropical Shark Lagoon is home to two female Black tip-Reef Sharks called Betty and Wilma.
Black Tip Reef Sharks inhabit tropical coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans. They are a relatively small species of shark, growing to a maximum size of 1.8metres in length. Our sharks are 7 years old and currently measure 1.5metres in length. Black Tip Reef sharks give birth to live young and generally give birth to between 2-4 pups. At birth the average length of their pups is 30cm. The Blacktip Reef shark is one of only a few sharks that can jump fully out of the water, a behaviour called 'breaching'. They have also been observed surfacing to look around an action called 'spy-hopping'.