Fact Check: True, baby shark was born with 'human face' in Indonesia

An image of a bizarre animal is going viral on social media. Users claim that it is a real baby shark born with a...

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  27 Feb 2021 5:23 AM GMT
Fact Check: True, baby shark was born with human face in Indonesia

An image of a bizarre animal is going viral on social media. Users claim that it is a real baby shark born with a human face.

The videos showing this creature claim that this creature was found in Indonesia by some fishermen.


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Fact Check:

The claim that a baby shark has been born with a 'human face' is TRUE.

According to reports, a baby shark with a "human face" was discovered in Indonesia. The mutant shark was caught by a fisherman, Abdullah Nuren, in the waters near Rote Ndao in the East Nusa Tenggara province.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14140644/bizarre-mutant-fish-human-face/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebarweb

The fisherman had first accidentally caught an adult shark in his trawler net. When he cut open its stomach, three pups were inside. One of them had a distinctly 'human' appearance with two large round eyes underneath its snout.

"I initially found a mother shark caught in the trawler net," explained Nuren. "The next day I split the belly of the mother shark and found three pups in the stomach. Two were like the mother and this one looked like it had a human face."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9290591/The-real-life-baby-shark-Mutant-fish-born-human-face.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

According to Indonesian news websites, as the creature was dead, Nuren's family also preserved this unique shark. Even though someone wanted to buy it, Nuren didn't want to let go of the fish he found.

After the news spread, Abdullah's residence was crowded with people who wanted to see and take pictures of the strange creature.

https://www.viva.co.id/berita/nasional/1350645-ikan-hiu-mirip-wajah-manusia-ditemukan-di-rote?page=all&utm_medium=all-page

https://labuanbajoterkini.pikiran-rakyat.com/peristiwa/pr-1641483307/nelayan-di-ntt-digegerkan-dengan-anak-hiu-mirip-manusia

Hence, the claim that baby shark was born with 'human face' is TRUE.


Claim Review:baby shark was born with 'human face' in Indonesia
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Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:True
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