Animal Journal

Animal rescue and rehabilitation is at the heart of S.E.A. Aquarium. From newborns to animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, we’re dedicated to caring for animals big and small throughout their time in our aquarium. 

Baby Zebra Shark

Baby Zebra Shark

Meet the newest addition to our family, Hope! She is suspected to be a clone of her mother through a reproduction method known as parthenogenesis in which a female reproduces in the absence of a male. 

Born in January 2021, Hope signifies new beginnings in a post-COVID world. Docile and slow-moving, zebra sharks lives in shallow coral reef habitats in tropical waters, where they can hide in narrow crevices and caves. Come down to S.E.A. Aquarium to say hello! 

Napolean wrasses

Napolean Wrasse

One of the largest coral reef fishes, Napoleon wrasses can grow up to 2.3 metres and weigh up to 191 kilogrammes. They can be often found swimming alone or in pairs in tropical waters of the continental shelf. Napoleon wrasses play vital roles in reef health as their thick lips allow them to predate on spiny animals such as crown-of-thorns sea stars, which actively feed on corals.

Considered a delicacy in some countries, Napoleon wrasses are victims of overfishing and the illegal wildlife trade. Two Napoleon wrasses were recently rescued from the illegal trade in Asia and are currently undergoing rehabilitation at the S.E.A. Aquarium

Zebra Shark

Vanda the Zebra Shark

Named after Singapore’s national flower, Vanda also shares the same birthday as Singapore! Born on 9th August 2016, Vanda is suspected to be a clone of her mother as she was born by parthenogenesis, a reproduction method where a female can reproduces asexually without fertilisation from a male.

One of our newborn zebra sharks, Hope, is also suspected to be conceived by the same reproduction method.

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