02:15AM, Thursday 11 October 2012
Legoland in Windsor has experienced its first on site birth.
Last week a 15cm long 12gram Bamboo Shark was hatched. Staff at the resort in Winkfield Road are now eagerly awaiting the births of another nine.
Aquarium curator Iain Grieve said: “The shark will be babysat by our team of aquarists over the next few months and will then be moved into our Shark and Ray Nursery early next year where guests will be able to visit. It will be offered food up to six times a day but it’ll be at least a year until we know if it’s male or female.”
The remaining shark eggs, also known as Mermaids Purses are currently on display in the Shark and Ray Nursery of the Resort’s Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride where guests will be able to see them growing day by day.
The eggs are due to hatch any time between now and the start of November.
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