'Mysterious shark' floating in tank of formaldehyde found in abandoned Australian wildlife park

'Mysterious shark' floating in tank of formaldehyde found in abandoned Australian wildlife park
Photo credit: YouTube / Lukie MC

A dead great white shark floating in a tank of formaldehyde has been found in an abandoned Australian wildlife park.

A video uploaded to Youtube shows the predator lying motionless in a tank at the Wildlife Wonderland Park in Bass, Australia.

The park closed in 2012 after it was found to be in breach of the Australian Wildlife Act.

YouTube user Lukie MC uploaded a 28-minute-long video exploring the abandoned park, back in November 2018.  It has recently surfaced online, amassing over 9 million views.

It has been more than a decade since the shark was put in the tank for the initial exhibit, reported Vice.

The shark died when it was caught in a fishing net in 1998 and was put in a tank of formaldehyde to preserve it for display in museums and wildlife centres.

In the video, a sign hanging near the shark labels it as "Mysterious Shark".

According to Vice, when the park closed, all its animals were voluntarily surrendered to the RSPCA, though it seems the shark was abandoned, along with the site.

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