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Shark Swims to Tank Cleaner for Hug and Belly Rub

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    A shark in a New Caledonia aquarium swam over to a tank cleaner and got a hug and a belly-rub. (Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015)

    A brave shark tank cleaner at an aquarium in the South Pacific gave a leopard shark a hug and a belly scratch in a striking video posted to social media.

    While cleaning the tank, the aquarium-keeper in New Caledonia, a French island territory, noticed that the shark was approaching him, so he pulled it in and gave it a hug.

    The shark seemed to like the affection; it rolled onto its belly for a rub before swimming off. An aquarium representative said the shark frequently snuggles up with its keepers.