Zoo Sharks Relocated


Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 4:41 pm
By: News On 6


It was moving day Tuesday at the Tulsa Zoo. They are updating the shark exhibit and needed temporary housing for three nurse sharks. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports moving almost four hundred pounds of live sharks isn't hard with enough people, but it isn't easy either.

The Tulsa Zoo is refurbishing its shark tank, so in the meantime, a temporary home for its three nurse sharks will be at The Oklahoma Aquarium.

The heaviest of the three sharks weighs more than 170 pounds so it takes some effort to get him moved.

At the Oklahoma Aquarium, the nurse sharks are sharing a tank with two big lemon sharks who were circling Tuesday afternoon, probably wondering about the new guys. And, they’re probably looking for food. Since the nurse sharks are bigger than a mouth full they're OK.

This move took a couple of months to plan with both the zoo and aquarium working together.

The three nurse sharks will remain in the holding area "off exhibit" at the Oklahoma Aquarium until the shark tank at the Tulsa Zoo has been renovated. Then, they'll be moved back.

Watch the video: Zoo Shark Takes A Trip To The Aquarium