• Matt Esnayra

Big Guy, the beloved tiger shark, dies age 24

A 24-year-old tiger shark named Big Guy died at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach announced Wendesday.

Why it matters:

Big Guy arrived at the Aquarium in 2001 at the age of 3, and remained there until he died of natural causes.

  • The Aquarium of the Pacific says on Twitter that Big Guy changed the "misconceptions about sharks over the years."

  • Big Guy became a fan favorite in the Aquarium's Shark Lagoon.

  • A spokesperson for the Aquarium told the Post the shark's remains will be cremated.

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