Skegness Aquarium is thrilled to announce that Nudge has gone to Paris! At the age of 8, Nudge has headed to our friends over at Cinéaqua, his new home where he’ll hopefully breed!
Cinéaqua is one of the largest Aquariums in Europe and is located in Paris, France, and have offered to re home Nudge to potentially breed with one of their female Zebra Sharks. It was the first Aquarium ever built, they’re home to over 13,000 animals, boasting 500 different species, a capacity of 5,300,000 litres and even 2 cinema screens. This would allow the conservation of this vital and amazing species!
We could not have been prouder to have had him in our Aquarium ever since we opened over 7 years ago, with him being our first ever shark, named by a customer for his behaviour of ‘nudging’ us. We’ve seen him grow from a tiny baby shark, develop a personality, becoming the 7 foot behemoth and King of the Tank that he is today! He’s been the star of the show every since we opened, and has become part of our crew. He will be missed by all of us here, our Coral Ocean display will definitely feel empty without him…
Skegness Aquarium is proud to participate in any conservation program, and by fulfilling our obligations and playing our part in ensuring the continued conservancy of this vital species. Zebra Shark are classed as being endangered, so it’s important that we partake in any potential programs to preserve the population for years to come.
It’s expected that Nudge will live there for the rest of his life, with Zebra Sharks typically living until around 30.
Meanwhile, our beloved Bat Rays will be re-entering the Coral Ocean Display shortly, keep your eyes peeled for updates as they settle back into their home.