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Yes, There is a Zebra Shark–Thanks Shark Week!

Zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) resting on the sandy seafloor, Dimaniyat Islands nature reserve, Al Batinah region, Oman

Zebra Shark

The zebra shark may not be the fastest or smartest shark, but it’s arguably one of the cutest. Zebra sharks are born with brown and white bands that mildly resemble those of its namesake. Once it reaches maturity, the stripes are replaced by brown spots.

Growing up to about eight feet long, zebra sharks feed primarily on mollusks, which they suck out of their shells using their muscular mouths.

(Source: National Geographic)

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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