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.
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The injured diver, a volunteer at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, according to the News Tribune, was taken to a Tacoma hospital for treatment of a finger injury.
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.
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There’s never been a shark bite at the exhibit since it opened almost three decades ago.
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