Lonely Planet Writer

Incredible footage emerges of tourist cutting open dead shark to save three pups

Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa. Image by Bas Leenders / CC BY-SA 2.0

An American tourist on holiday in Cape Town has saved three shark pups by performing a makeshift C-section on their dead mother. The impromptu operation took place after his family spotted movement in the dead shark, which had washed up on a beach. The gruesome but remarkable footage shows the man removing each of the pups from its mother and carrying them to the safety of the sea. Despite their unusual birth, the sharks should live normal, healthy lives – pups are capable of independence from the moment they are born. Read more: dailymail.co.uk