New at the Zoo - Epaulette shark - Page 1

Category: Epaulette shark

Epaulette shark now on exhibit

During the summer of 2014, the Fort Worth Zoo welcomed a 5-year-old male epaulette shark ( Hemiscyllium ocellatum ) that joins a female currently on exhibit. Native to Australia and New Guinea, this species can be found in shallow waters where they use their slender physique to squeeze through reef crevices on their nightly prowls for prey. We all know that sharks can swim, but have you seen a shark walk? A unique feature that separates it from other shark species, the epaulette shark has a... Read More
Posted by Katie Kreder at Tuesday, September 16, 2014