Giant Freshwater Stingray Looks Terrifying
These animals can weigh as much as 1,300 pounds and be as long as 6.2 feet across. Like the giant catfish, they are found in the Mekong River. They are indigenous to rivers and estuaries in Indochina and Borneo but are endangered. People hunt them for meat or use them for recreation. They are commonly displayed in aquariums. Unfortunately, their habitats have been degraded so their numbers are dwindling. They eat fish and invertebrates, and females generally give birth to between one and four pups. They are not aggressive, but their sting can pierce the bone. Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter was killed by a stingray in Australia.