Friday, December 19, 2008

Shark goes down waterslide

A shark in the Bahamas jumped out of it's aquarium and went down a waterslide before landing in a resort swimming pool.

The female reef shark, one of various exotic creatures in the popular Mayan Temple aquarium at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, tumbled down the slide – known as the Leap of Faith – after vaulting the one foot high and 18 in wide barrier around its pool.

Although the creature survived the journey its body could not cope with the chlorinated water in the swimming pool at the bottom of the slide. Rescuers managed to return the 12-year-old shark to its own pool but it died shortly afterwards.

Poor shark. It just wanted to go on the waterslide.

Hotel managers say that no humans were at risk during the incident.

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