A sand tiger shark gobbled up a much smaller banded hound shark at an aquarium in Seoul, and experts at the aquarium say that the shark ate the smaller shark after what it thinks was a territorial dispute.
“Sharks have their own territories,” an aquarium official at the COEX Aquarium told Reuters. “Sometimes, when they bump into each other, they bite out of astonishment.”
The larger female shark took 21 hours to eat the smaller male shark, and an aquarium spokesman says that the female will likely regurgitate the shark as it is too big for her to digest.
The aquarium in which this behavior occurred houses 42 sharks, 20 sting rays, and two sea turtles.