(ANIMAL CONNECTION) CALIFORNIA — Sometimes the most unlikely pairs lead to wonderful friendships: an orangutan and a bulldog , a baby pig and a rabbit, a fox and a hound, just to name a few. This was the case when a group of surfers helped a shark pup this weekend. Read on to learn how this baby shark isn’t the only one that needs our help. And don’t forget to share some of the unlikely animal friendships you’ve seen and heard about! — Global Animal


A surfer and a shark peacefully coexisting. Photo credit: telegraph.co.uk

Huffington Post, Laura Hibbard

If you saw a great white shark while surfing, chances are you’d swim as quickly as you could in the other direction.

Unless you’re like this group of surfers.

Over the weekend, beach goers rescued what is thought to be a baby great white shark near the Venice Pier in California, CBS Los Angeles reported.

The shark washed ashore with a fish hook in its mouth, and bystanders quickly rushed to its rescue.

One viewer of the incident, Elvia, sent the video to the station KTLA, calling the rescuers “heroes.”

Last month, another beach goer snapped a photo of what some believe is a great white shark stuck in a surfer’s wave off the coast of Encinitas, California.

The Pew Environment Group reports that nearly 30 percent of sharks and are at risk of extinction, and shark fin bans are currently a hotly debated topic around the world.

We’re glad this little guy is ok.

For more information: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/28/surfers-rescue-baby-great-white-shark_n_985234.html


Read more about sharks going extinct and the laws protecting them.

Also read how even if you are a shark attack victim you can still stand strong to protect them.