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WATCH: Beachgoers deliver 3 baby sharks from dead mother

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Cape Town - A family beach day for the photographer of this amazing footage turned into one of the most memorable events ever when they came across a dead pregnant shark and helped 3 young pups take their first swim. 

The lady filming the episode is said to have noticed movement in the dead shark that lay ashore. Once they established that the shark was in fact pregnant, the man in the footage start cutting open the dead shark to release not one, but three live sharks from her belly. 

Albeit graphic and gruesome, the footage sure is remarkable! 

See the incredible footage of the Beachgoers Delivering Baby Sharks from their dead mother here

Baby sharks, called shark pups, are born with a full set of teeth, which might explain the shark rescuer's hesitation to handle them.

Although 'hatching' within their mother and staying inside them for up to two years, sharks pups quickly swim away after being born to prevent being eaten by their mothers.

Hence, it's safe to say the sharks have no disadvantage because of their beach birth as they are fully independent once born. 

The description of the footage on YouTube reads, "This video is a good example of respect to all forms of life... You cannot help but admire the beach goers that helped the baby sharks live a life in the ocean."


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