Sharks in an aquarium – level 3

22-08-2023 15:00

Visitors at a South Korean aquarium watched in amazement at a shark swimming in a tank with another shark’s tail hanging out of its mouth.

While sharks do not tend to eat others of the same species when they are in captivity and they have regular feeds, experts at the aquarium said that sharks have their own territory, and when they occasionally bump against each other, they bite out of astonishment.

The smaller shark which fell prey to its bigger counterpart was a banded hound shark. The bigger beast was a sand tiger shark.

Difficult words: tend (to do something regularly), species (a kind of animal), astonishment (great surprise), counterpart (a similar animal).

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What could cause a shark to bite out of astonishment when it bumps into another shark?


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