Did You Know Oklahoma Has the Largest Collection of Bull Sharks in Captivity?
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...You could come face to face with a bull shark in Oklahoma this summer! That's right one of the most aggressive, dangerous, and ill-tempered fish to be found in the water. Now if you're thinking you're safe because we aren't anywhere near the ocean, bull sharks are also found in freshwater bodies and rivers as well. So where exactly can they be found in the Sooner State?
Get up close and personal with bull sharks at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, OK.
While you can find bull sharks in various locations across Oklahoma, one of the largest populations of these amazing creatures and where you're certain to run across them is in Jenks, OK. at the Oklahoma Aquarium. They have the largest collection of bull sharks in captivity not only in the country but in the world!
The Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, OK. is home to the largest collection of bull sharks
The Oklahoma Aquarium is home to 10 of the most dangerous sharks known to man, the dreaded bull shark. You can get up close and personal with these incredible fish along with other shark species with their 'Shark Adventure' exhibit. It's a HUGE 380,000-gallon saltwater tank, complete with clear walk-through tunnels!
Hit play on the video below to go on a virtual tour of the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, OK.
The sharks at the Oklahoma Aquarium are also closely studied by researchers and scientists to gain a better understanding of their behaviors and health. Sadly the bull shark is becoming "Near Threatened" on the IUCN Red List. This is due to human encounters and the sharks being hunted and killed for their fins, for sport, and for the aggressive reputation they have. They have a lot more to fear from us humans than we do of them.
Watch the bull sharks feed at the OK. Aquarium every Monday & Thursday at 2:00-pm
Not only does the Oklahoma Aquarium have the single largest collection of bull sharks in captivity, but they also have all kinds of other marine life for you to see and learn about. There's everything from sea turtles to octopuses and more! It's an amazing place filled with some of the most colorful, bizarre, and even scary creatures. You could easily spend the entire day there and still not see it all, there's that much to see and do!
The 'Shark Adventure' at the OK. Aquarium features a walkthrough 380,000 saltwater tank
The Oklahoma Aquarium is located at 300 South Aquarium Drive in Jenks, OK. which is just 17 miles outside of Tulsa. It's open 10:00-am to 6:00-pm 7 days a week and open until 9:00-pm on Tuesday. Tickets are only $19.95 for adults and children 3-12 are just $15.95 and they do offer military and senior discounts as well.
For all the details on tickets, exhibits, and the special events calendar visit the official Oklahoma Aquarium website or check them out on Facebook. It's definitely worth going, especially if you've never been before. Plus they're always adding to the exhibits and attractions. There's always something new at OK. Aquarium!