This shark would do PETA proud in an advertisement!
Florence, a six foot nurse shark, has renounced her fish and crustacean-eating ways for the life of a vegetarian!
Staffers at the Birmingham National Sea life Centre have had to SNEAK fish into Florence's diet, placing bits inside her celery sticks, cucumbers and lettuce.
But Florence is smart! If she sees meat hanging her veggies, she won't touch them.
She even STEALS veggies from neighboring Molokai the green turtle!
When she arrived from Florida, Florence was very sick and doctors gave the shark an ultrasound. There, they found a rusted hook in her jaw.
Specialist veterinarian Nick Masters removed the hook and Florence speedily but docs have to do everything they can to get her to eat meat!
The world's first vegetarian shark? We think so!
[Image via Birmingham National Sea Life Centre.]
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