Men break into zoo to swim with sharks
Two men in full diving gear have been intercepted at Arnhem’s Burgers’ Zoo as they were about to go swimming with the sharks, reports Nos tv.
The men had broken into the zoo on the night of Wednesday to Thursday and were found sitting on the edge of the pool after an alarm went off.
The zoo’s director Alex van Hoof says the men were stopped just in time. ‘They were behaving like complete idiots. They endangered the animals. Sharks are sensitive to stress and could have died of a heart attack.’
The three blacktip sharks in the pool can also be dangerous to humans, he told Nos. ‘Our own divers only clean the pool after taking a lot of precautionary measures,’ he said.
The men, who were under the influence of drugs according to the Nos, were arrested and charged with breaking and entering the zoo.
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