Veterinarians at SeaWorld have performed what they're
calling the first Cesarean section on a shark in the park's history.
According to the park, a team of shark experts and
veterinarians performed the groundbreaking procedure on a whitetip reef shark at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld's sister park, in
Orlando back on July 18.
Six months into the shark's gestation, the park's animal
team noticed a complication with her pregnancy and determined an emergency
C-section was necessary.
Four healthy shark pups were born, according to a park spokesperson.
Each weighed less than three pounds at birth and were about two feet long.
The Discovery Cove animal team and vets are continuing to
monitor mom and her pups, who are doing well and eating and behaving normally.
They have yet to make their public debut, however.
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