There’s a Preserved Great White Shark Inside an Abandoned Wildlife Park

February 14, 2019 Updated: February 14, 2019

A man discovered a great white shark body while exploring an abandoned park in Australia.

The discovery was made at a derelict wildlife park in Victoria, which reportedly has been taken over by squatters, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Old furniture, old appliances, shattered windows, and destroyed wallpaper is what’s left of the once-thriving park.

The great white sits in a tank of formaldehyde like a discount Damien Hirst.

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But the man, “Lukie Mc,” found the carcass of a giant great white shark suspended in a green tank that is apparently filled with embalming fluid, or formaldehyde.

A sign near the big fish reads “mysterious shark,” News.com.au reported.

The shark died in 1998 in tuna fishing nets in South Africa before it was taken to Australia.

This is the stuff nightmares are made of 🦈😱

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The Department of Sustainability and Environment closed down the park in 2012 due to abuse of wildlife and not having a license to display some animals to the public, according to reports.

A 30-minute-long video of people exploring the video was posted on YouTube and has been viewed nearly 10 million times.

“What the hell, can you guys see that?” one person says in the video. “That is creepy as.”

And this week, photographer Dom Krapski set out to find the wildlife sanctuary.

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“The shark’s shed was the first thing we found, all of a two-minute walk from the property gate. We just pulled up a roller door and there it was: a huge dark tank, surrounded by clutter,” Krapski wrote in Vice Australia.

He ended up taking photos of the shark.

“Vandals recently tore the roof off the tank and I guess in a couple more weeks, this’ll all be gone,” he also wrote on Instagram.

He said that someone broke into the tank, causing the chemicals to evaporate.

He added: “With the tank open, a lot of the preservative juice within has already evaporated, and it’s only a matter of time before someone smashes the glass on the sides and this reverts to being urban myth and as opposed to an actual thing.”

In the YouTube video, clothing, family photos, food in the fridge, couches, mattresses, a TV, and other items suggested that squatters took over the building.

How odd.

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Empty bottles of milk dated to April 2016 were also discovered.

“Got told about this on the hush-hush a few weeks back and now it seems everyone knows about it thanks to YouTube,” Krapksi said, via the Daily Mail.

Rare Primitive Shark With 300 Teeth

Scientists studying seal life, off the coast of Portugal, caught a prehistoric shark with 300 teeth.

A frilled shark on display at Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum (Kaikyoukan/ http://opencage.info)
A frilled shark on display at Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum (Kaikyoukan/ http://opencage.info)

The 6-foot-long frilled shark has existed in its current form for 80 million years, making it one of the oldest species alive today.

Its body shape and the number of gills are similar to fossils of sharks which lived 350 million years ago.

In this handout picture released by Awashima Marine Park, a 1.6-meter long Frill shark swims in a tank after being found by a fisherman at a bay in Numazu  (Awashima Marine Park/Getty Images)

Scientists from the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere were working on a project to eliminate “by-catch”—unwanted fish dragged up and often inadvertently killed by commercial fisherman trawling for food fish—when they caught this living fossil fish, the Daily Mail reported.

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