Shark Performs C-Section on another Shark

November 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Visitors at a New Zealand aquarium watched in horror when a shark recently attacked another. But that shock turned to amazement when four baby sharks came out of the wound ... in what appears to be a primeval c-section.Aquarium officials didn't even know the shark was pregnant until the other shark bit into her side. They quickly scooped up the four baby sharks and when they treated the mother, they found four more babies in her womb. All eight survived.

Officials say the shark that bit her used amazing precision, inflicting a deep enough wound to free the babies without harming them. The mother is also expected to make a full recovery.