Veterinarians at SeaWorld Orlando have successfully performed the first-ever shark C-Section, the theme park announced yesterday. The three-pound whitetip reef pups are the latest additions to the 30 sharks at Discovery Cove, the pricey sister park of SeaWorld that allows patrons to cuddle with bottleneck dolphins while Instagramming a variety of other aquatic creatures.
Although the surgery occurred on July 18th, theme park officials decided to hold off until now to make sure the shark pups didn't die and bum everyone out. (Or else that's just what they told Riptide, and they really wanted to coincide with #SharkWeek, the longest-running cable television event in history.) The programming marathon has the same life-giving properties as a Caesarian, as its given baby boomers and other people who can afford cable a reason to breathe since 1987.More »