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Vets Perform First Shark C-Section in SeaWorld History

The procedure was done on July 18 and each shark weighed less than three pounds at birth.

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    Whitetip reef sharks give birth to four healthy pups. They each weighed less than three pounds at birth.

    Four baby Whitetip reef sharks were born after a group of shark experts and veterinarians performed the first c-section in SeaWorld history.

    The procedure was done on July 18 and each shark weighed less than three pounds at birth.

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    The park’s animal team decided to perform the c-section after noticing a complication with the shark’s pregnancy.

    A team continues to monitor the baby sharks, which are currently behind the scenes at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld's sister park.

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    The sharks are doing well and eating and behaving normally, park officials said.