We found from 2012 to 2017, three Beluga whales died at the aquarium, sparking protests back then. The Animal Welfare Institute warned then and maintains now that life spans can be shortened due to captivity. Meanwhile, aquarium officials reported in each case they used exhaustive and extraordinary health care.
Why did Trixie the whale shark die?
ATLANTA (AP/WFLA) — The largest female whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has died. The aquarium says Trixie died Friday after her health rapidly declined. She had been at the aquarium since 2006 when she was flown in with another female whale shark more than 8,000 miles from Taipei, Taiwan.
Has a whale shark ever attacked a human?
These huge animals are not dangerous. Whale sharks have never attacked humans.
Which US aquariums have whale sharks?
The Georgia Aquarium — the largest in the U.S. — boasts gigantic whale sharks among its denizens.
Why do you never see great white sharks in aquariums?
Basically, there are two main reasons great whites arent kept in captivity: it takes an insane amount of resources for the aquarium to pull; and – most importantly – the sharks die quickly outside of the oceans no matter what zookeepers do.