Charlotte the virgin stingray is growing something besides just babies, her ... trends now

Charlotte the virgin stingray is growing something besides just babies, her ... trends now
Charlotte the virgin stingray is growing something besides just babies, her ... trends now

Charlotte the virgin stingray is growing something besides just babies, her ... trends now

Charlotte the stingray, who earned a rabid following ever since she apparently got pregnant all by herself, is undergoing a new change in her body.

The 'virgin' stingray is re-growing her dropped tail barb, according to the latest update from the North Carolina-based aquarium science team that takes care of her.

The Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO shared a new video to their Instagram and Facebook pages explaining that it is a normal process for stingrays, and it shows she is in good health

The announcement comes amid curiosity, concern, and even conspiracies about Charlotte's solo pregnancy - which some observers have argued is taking longer than it should.

Charlotte the stingray can be seen swimming around her tank in the latest announcement from the Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO.

Charlotte the stingray can be seen swimming around her tank in the latest announcement from the Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO.

This is the barb that Charlotte dropped at the end of February. Stingrays use their barbs for defense.

This is the barb that Charlotte dropped at the end of February. Stingrays use their barbs for defense.

Uncertainty remains around her pregnancy, including when exactly it started and when she will give birth.

But this news suggests that Charlotte's body is continuing to carry out its healthy habits as expected during an otherwise strange time. 

Team ECCO has not responded to DailyMail.com's multiple requests for comment on Charlotte's condition. 

'Charlotte has lived with us for eight years. During this period, she has dropped her barb several times,' said the narrator on the new video.

'Each time, she has regrown a new one. The latest barb drop was February 28th, 2024,' she said. 'Charlotte is currently in the process of regrowing a new barb, which we see as a sign of health and thriving in her environment.

The announcement appears to be intended to reassure the public, but just like with previous updates, it has done little to stem suspicions among some observers. 

It does not contain any new information about her pregnancy,

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