Now at Madalay Bay, two female tiger sharks are patrolling the waters of Shark Reef Aquarium, the resort and casino’s 1.6-million-gallon aquarium. According to the resort, the new tiger sharks are the only tiger sharks available for viewing in the U.S.
“We are delighted to unveil these powerful predators to our guests of Shark Reef Aquarium,” said Adrienne Rowland, the facility’s director. “The tiger sharks demonstrate Shark Reef’s goal to raise awareness and appreciation of our world’s fascinating marine life.”
Both tiger sharks measure more than six feet in length, and the species has the potential of reaching a length of 14 feet. They have sharp, serrated teeth, powerful jaws and an appetite for just about anything (the species has been known to consume unusual items, such as license plates, tires and baseballs).
Since its debut in 2000, the predator-based aquarium has been a popular Las Vegas attraction for the whole family. At Shark Reef Aquarium, curious adults and children can learn about intimidating creatures like crocodiles, piranhas and Komodo dragons in a safe environment.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Children age four and older enter free, while the ticket price for children age five and older is $10.95. Adult tickets are $16.95, and Nevada residents with a valid ID qualify for discounted tickets.