We are so excited to announce the birth of our newest and possibly cutest addition. This is the first time we have ever had a spotted eagle ray born in The Ambassador Lagoon at The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
The best part is that the mother spotted eagle ray, who has lived in The Ambassador Lagoon for the past 3 years, is part of the European Studbook conservation breeding programme and a birth like this is extremely important in helping grow the numbers of these majestic creatures and ensure a healthy gene pool is maintained for breeding around the world. We observed two more rays mating this year and so there is a chance there will be more babies soon!
Spotted eagle rays can be found throughout the Arabian Gulf and are easily identifiable by their many spots.
There are currently over 20 spotted eagle rays living in The Ambassador Lagoon and the baby spotted eagle ray can be viewed in The Lost Chambers nursery as part of a 45 minute Behind The Scenes Tour at AED 75 for day visitors. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is open daily 10.00am – 10.00pm.