A diver who was conducting maintenance at a zoo and aquarium in Tacoma, Washington was bitten Monday by a 4-foot sandbar shark in a tank.
It’s not clear why the shark bit the diver, but the zoo said the shark will stay in the exhibit.
The zoo has three sandbar sharks, a sand tiger shark, blacktip reef sharks, and a Japanese wobbegong, The Associated Press reported.
There’s never been a shark bite at the exhibit since it opened almost three decades ago.
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