Endangered shark is born

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AN endangered shark has been born at Deep Sea World in what is thought to be a UK first.

Aquarium staff have placed the rare angel shark pup, which was born prematurely, into a special nursery tank, where it is being constantly monitored.

They believe it is the first time that the critically endangered shark has ever bred successfully in the UK.

It is thought the female will give birth to more pups over the coming days.

Deep Sea World’s Aisling Thornton said: “The first 24 hours are crucial and we are all just hoping for the best.”