Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Feeding the sting rays

The Underwater World Aquarium at Sentosa Island in Singapore has a petting tank with tame juvenile sting rays (de-barbed to prevent Steve Irwin replays) that you can feed little bits of squid that you purchase for this purpose. The sting rays are delicate in grabbing the squid without gnawing your hand, an important detail that this picture (showing my arm) may not make clear. You can also pet them in the shallow water tank. They are amazingly silky-smooth and pleasant to the touch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The aquarium in Atlanta has something similar. You can touch the backs of immature sting rays and immature hammerhead sharks. I don't think the Atlanta aquarium allows feeding them though.