According to the six-minute explainer, aquariums have long attempted to keep the toothy killers confined to display tanks, only to find that the Great Whites die within days. Perhaps the only institution to successfully feature a Great White Shark was the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which after a decade of planning became the first aquarium to keep one of the sharks for more than 16 days and ultimately released it into the wild about six months later.
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In 2004 a breakthrough of sorts was achieved when a captured great white shark lived for over 16 days. Another survived for nearly seven months at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, before being set free to continue its adventures in the deep oceans. However, capturing and keeping the shark consumed more resources than it seemed to be worth. And because of that no other aquarium has attempted a repeat performance.
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HOUSTON - An animal-activist group plans to move forward with a lawsuit against Houston’s Downtown Aquarium, alleging the white tiger exhibit harms and harasses an endangered species.
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The Houston Downtown Aquarium, a wholly owned subsidiary of Landrys, Inc., is an entertainment and dining complex that is home to four stunning White Tigers Nero, Marina, Coral and Reef. The tigers reside in state-of-the-art living quarters in the Maharajas Temple exhibit. If you were to jump up right now and head to your local zoo or aquarium, you’d likely find quite a couple of shark species living – for the most part – pretty well in captivity, but you’d be hard pressed to find a great white, despite the fact that they are one of the species around.The Downtown Aquariums White Tiger exhibit was designed and constructed with the recommendations of large carnivore experts from across the country. The temperature-regulated exhibit features soundproof glass, multiple levels for climbing, a large pool for encouraged water play, and multiple skylights and windows to provide natural sunlight.Certified by AZA, USDA and ZAA, the Downtown Aquarium White Tiger exhibit employs a full-time staff, with over 40 years of zoo and aquarium experience that monitor the cats 365 days a year. In addition to our staff, we also have three veterinarians that visit the facility and provide care to the tigers several times a month and remain on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.