Sea World Veterinarians Perform First Shark C-Section

Vets give a white tip reef shark a cesarean procedure to save her four pups.
1:58 | 08/08/13

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One of human life of the new life it's not limited just the human species -- -- keeping with our fascination -- all things shark we have learned about an amazing breakthrough it's the first caesarean procedure. On a shark advocates say it's the first C section. It's a groundbreaking procedure. -- -- -- Being performed to save this mother white tip reef shark and her -- Veterinarians at -- -- Discovery Cove pioneered what they believed to be the first ever C section on a shark in July. Over six months we've been monitoring -- pregnant say this white tips are the puck seemed to be questioning. Tissue out of her so at that point they decided that a C section was probably the best way to. To protect the mother and the -- -- this. -- watches the team from SeaWorld carefully removes each -- immediately placing it into water. They roofers found out that she it was. Very healthy and -- -- and considerably large especially for a litter size of four -- The veterinarians say the operation was a success before helping pups they delivered three weeks ago weighed in at less than three pounds each. But are now a sizable two feet long. They are all eating very well. And our mother's -- is also eating and behaving very well. And we are just really -- and -- optimistic about the future for all of these animals. Amazing is that how -- execute this -- -- is that a baby -- planets -- there really is sick and you know what I was expecting that to -- grocer. When you have that we were talking about C sections -- something I wanna see no matter what kind of thing in getting a C section yeah. Pretty just saying it -- -- at all avenue they were doing -- they dead.

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