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Bonnethead Shark

Bonnethead sharks are the only known species of shark to eat and successfully digest plants. They spend their time in groups of 3-15 sharks.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Sphyrna tiburo


Coastal waters from Western Atlantic to Eastern Pacific, preferring coastal inland areas and coral reefs

Location in the Zoo

One Ocean Aquarium in the Galápagos Islands – Opens April 7

Cool Animal Fact

They are the smallest species in the Hammerhead family.