SAntA JAws is com­ing to bu­dApest AquAr­ium

The Sunday Guardian - - The Week -

BU­DAPEST: As if de­liv­er­ing presents to all the world’s 2 bil­lion chil­dren while in charge of nine rein­deer and a fly­ing ve­hi­cle, squeez­ing down chim­neys and en­ter­ing strangers’ houses weren’t enough, Santa Claus has to con­tend with a new risk—feed­ing sharks.

The Tropi­car­ium Aquar­ium in Bu­dapest pre­pared a fes­tive sur­prise for its seven sharks and other fish, send­ing divers dressed as Santa into the 1.4 mil­lion litre aquar­ium to set up a Christ­mas tree, which they dec­o­rated with shells. Bi­ol­o­gist and diver David Der­bak said the sharks en­joyed Santa Day, show­ing a lot of in­ter­est in the divers’ brightly coloured cloth­ing.

“They are in­ter­ested in our hats and clothes, and are sur­prised be­cause it is not ev­ery day they see peo­ple dressed like this go­ing down to them,” he said.

6 De­cem­ber is the feast day of St Ni­cholas, whose story is the foun­da­tion for Santa Claus. Coun­tries across Europe mark the day when small presents are given to chil­dren.

Divers dressed as Santa Claus swim in­side a fish tank

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