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  • Tom 1:45 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Aquarium, Burmese Chitra turtle, , Chiang Mai Aquarium, , Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium, Kazakhstan, , scape, , , , , , ,   

    Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium adds endangered turtle to display 

    Chiang Mai Zoo

    The Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium has unveiled its newest addition, a 130 kilogram softshell Burmese Chitra turtle.

    Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium today announced the arrival of its latest member, Sumo, a century old Burmese Chitra turtle. The female turtle weighs over 130 kilograms and is 1.5 meters in length with the ability to extend its neck a full meter to breath above water. Marinescape Thailand Ltd Board President Roj Tuwonlin, the aquarium administrator, stated that the Burmese Chitra turtle is currently endangered and can no longer be found in the wild. Its addition to the zoo will allow members of the public to view and study the now rare creature. (More …)

  • Tom 9:50 am on September 2, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Aquarium, bamboo sharks, , Mai Ton Island, , , Phuket Aquarium, Phuket Marine, plankton, , , , , , ,   

    Indonesian bamboo shark successfully bred in Phuket 

    bamboo shark / Photo: flickr.com

    bamboo shark / Photo: flickr.com

    Phuket Aquarium has succeeded in breeding Indonesian bamboo sharks (the brown-banded bamboo shark) and released them into the sea off Mai Ton Island in provincial seat of Thailand’s southern Andaman coastal resort island of Phuket.

    This shark was the first of its kind that the centre had raised in captivity to return to the sea.

    Thirty-nine Indonesian bamboo sharks, aged 3 months to 2 years, were released together with 199 clown fish. The release was to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday on August 12. (More …)

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