Da-dum, da-dum, dadum dadum …
Moving a shark is not a simple everyday occurrence. But that didn’t stop Imperial Truck Rental from helping the Two Oceans Aquarium relocate a 220 kg raggie (better known as the ragged-tooth shark or sand shark) back to the wet, salty wild these creatures call home.
They constantly grow new teeth, and go through about thirty thousand razor-sharp teeth in their lifetimes.
Admittedly, this is not an ensemble of factoids one would expect to read about within the realms of the land-bound and considerably less briny world of logistics and transport.
However, in Gordon’s Bay, the expertise of Imperial Truck Rental was called upon to help transport Kay, a 220 kg female raggie, from the Two Oceans Aquarium, back into the wet, salty wild these sharks call home.
“Imperial Truck Rental was delighted to have had the opportunity to play a part in the Two Oceans Aquarium’s conservation programme.” says Imperial’s managing director, Johnny Wright.
Kay was lifted from the I&J Predator Exhibit tank with a Hino 500 1626 dropside crane truck and lowered back into the sea under the supervision of the aquarium’s staff.
Thanks to Imperial stepping up to the plate, the shark was successfully transported and released back into its natural environment, as part of an ongoing initiative by the Two Oceans Aquarium called the Maxine Science, Education and Awareness Programme, or M-Sea for short.
For more information about this ambitious venture, click here