When a species of animal care or endangered species is born in captivity, it is really a reason to celebrate. This not only allows visitors to see these beautiful creatures at an early age, but also helps them grow.
Visitors to the Ripley's Smoking Aquarium in Tenn Gatlinburg enjoy the rare appearance of two young male speckled eagle bees floating among hundreds of Indo-Pacific reef fish at the Aquarium's Coral Reef. It is assumed that healthy sisters born in September 2008 are less than 10 to be captured or given birth anywhere in the world.
At birth, each weigh less than three pounds and weigh less than 16 inches. Mature eagle rays (Aetobatis narinari) can grow up to 10 feet wide and weigh up to 500 pounds. Although they are considered one of the most attractive beams to watch, other types of beams are not as common in public aquariums. In fact, there are only 15 aquarium creatures in the world.
The two males were the first to be born on September 27, 2008 at the Ray Bay Exhibition in White Bay, one of two teeth. After birth, the babies were immediately moved from the exhibition to the marine science building in the aquarium, taking care of marine biologists to make sure they were healthy and well fed. The rays were trained to eat enough of the divers to ensure they ate enough and were ready for the new environment where hundreds of Indo-Pacific coral reef fish had to compete for food.
On December 9, the young people were introduced to the new Coral Reef exhibition and soon became famous for aquarium guests. Visitors tend to associate with divers as they feed several times a day.
"Other rays and small sharks displayed along with the rusty eagle rays are regularly reproduced. This is a very significant event for us," said Frank Bulman, Ripley's agricultural director for the Smokies Aquarium. Ray said the Eagle rays stained at the Bay are part of a research project that includes monthly ultrasound examinations to monitor pregnancy. "It may have been pregnant in the past, but we were not aware of it. Once we found out they were using the sonogram, we could look after them and take special care.
One of the most beautiful rays, the stainless eagle is found in tropical and hot temperate waters around the world. This has been shown to be "endangered" by the International Conservation Union (IUCN), a global association of states, government agencies and non-governmental organizations in assessing the conservation status of species. In the immediate vicinity of the threat, there is a possibility that the species may or may not fit into a threatened category in the near future.
The mature eagle beam has a remarkable stain pattern on the upper side that can easily be seen against the dark body. The bottom is white. The beam has a long, straight and slightly rounded blend, thick head, sharp corners and straight, V-shaped teeth. Each has a long tail like a whip, with a long venomous spine next to the base, behind a small dorsal fin.
Spotted eagle rays are commonly seen on the Gulf and coral reefs and spend most of their time swimming in schools while outdoors. Unfortunately, these little children are going through a social life with no names. It seems that the people of professional farming did not get involved in this naming business. When asked for names
Bulman simply stated, "We don't usually name our animals. Their entry numbers are GB-AN-08-01-M and GB-AN-08-02-M."
So when you visit, say hello to my favorite GB-AN-08-01-M!