uShaka and Mandela

Come and say hello to our new Sandtiger sharks, uShaka and Mandela. Although some sharks look a little scary, Mandela and uShaka are both very young and friendly – so why not come and visit them to let them know they have lots of friends! If you’re feeling really brave, send us a selfie with the sharks on social media.

Sandtigers uShaka and Mandela

We have recently welcomed two new Sandtiger sharks (Carcharias taurus) to the National Marine Aquarium. Mandela and uShaka have come all the way from South Africa to join our long term resident ‘Howie’. They are the only captive bred Sandtiger sharks in the whole northern hemisphere, making them truly unique!

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