Abdulah Ferro is a humble fisherman from Papela Village, Rote Ndao district, Indonesia.
He was totally baffled by what he found after he caught a female shark in the waters off Batupuluh, near the Pepela Rote Timur Naval Post, on Saturday night.
Abdulah says he caught the shark that night without even imagining it was a pregnant female. When he opened her up the next morning, he found three babies that had been growing inside her. Two of them were normal, but when he examined the third one closely, he immediately lost his breath.
It had an obvious malformation that would shock anyone.
The strange-looking hatchling had a puzzled expression, as if funny at the same time. And its gaze was very penetrating, to the point that it could resemble that of a human.
From the moment the man told his neighbors about the impressive find, the news of the rare human-like creature spread like wildfire. And within hours, everyone in town decided to come to Abdulah’s house to meet the little shark in person, and it didn’t take long for him to become the talk of the town.
When Abdulah moved his jaw, the little baby even seemed to give him a smile.
Everyone started taking thousands of photos and recording videos of the animal’s body, head and face, which have gone viral on social media.
Some even wanted to buy the baby shark’s body from the fisherman, but for the fisherman that was non-negotiable. He preferred to keep it because he deeply believes that it was a gift of fate, and it will bring him the luck he so desperately needs.
In the videos you can see that the baby shark has large, deep-set, rounded eyes, a triangular face, no nose and an adorable mouth with an everlasting smiling gesture that makes you fall in love with it.
Some consider that more than a “human face”, it resembles a ninja turtle; others judge that it is identical to the Michelin tire doll.
But it is undoubtedly the closest thing to the popular cartoon that all children love: Baby Shark.
In 2011, a fetus of a Cyclops shark was discovered inside the body of a female shark trapped in Mexico, with no discernible nose and a giant eye.
But this specimen from Indonesia is a unique case because it would be a partial cyclopia. This was confirmed by David Fishman, a Navy research scientist, in a local newspaper.
Cyclopia is a congenital malformation characterized by the presence of a single facial orbit or “pseudo-orbit”, the result of the failed division of the orbital cavity into two orbits in the forebrain during embryonic development. It can occur in animals or humans.
Researchers believe that they are not able to survive for long in nature. They assume, without a doubt, that they are a rarity.
Don’t leave without sharing this impressive finding with your friends. Remember that all animals deserve to be respected, I wish this mother had been spared her life to see her little ones born.