Strange Animal Facts #2

Stingray Wallet

 Stuff  You Never Knew About The Stingray

  • From the family of cartilaginous fishes which includes sharks, stingrays have electrical sensors called ampullae of Lorenzini, used to sense electrical charges given off by potential victims.
  • When courting a female, the male will chase her, and continually bite her pectoral disc.
  • Rays have been known to keep sperm stored in order to delay birth until the time is right.
  • In London zoo two female stingrays delivered 7 pups amazingly neither of them had been anywhere near a male for 2 years!