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DR. DOMINIQUE WENT CAGE DIVING WITH SHARKS IN MEXICO AND OMG

What other job lets you work with sloths? And sharks? How about the world's fastest shark?

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Alright, let’s get started. We all know and love Dr. Dominique as one of the five veterinarians at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

*hand wave emoji*
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

*hand wave emoji*

Taking care of over 12,000 animals is no easy feat…

How does one even begin to remember the anatomy of over 300 species…?
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

How does one even begin to remember the anatomy of over 300 species…?

Recently, Dr. Dominique had the unique opportunity to travel to the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Guy Harvey (yes, that Guy Harvey) to help save and tag Mako sharks.

Tagging sharks is important to track their movements and behaviors since it is estimated that 1/4 of shark species are threatened due to overfishing.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tagging sharks is important to track their movements and behaviors since it is estimated that 1/4 of shark species are threatened due to overfishing.

We’re talking the world’s fastest shark species.

Mako sharks can travel 30+ miles per day and are famous for leaping out of the water.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Mako sharks can travel 30+ miles per day and are famous for leaping out of the water.

Not only that, but Dr. Dominique also jumped into the water to cage dive with the World’s. Fastest. Shark.

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

Fearless vet who takes care of 300 animal species by day and cages dives with sharks for fun = Wonder Woman

One last image of Dr. Dominique with sloth for good measure.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

One last image of Dr. Dominique with sloth for good measure.

Celebrate Shark Awareness Day with Dr. Dominique and Dr. Guy Harvey on this weekend’s episode of The Wildlife Docs

View this video on YouTube

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Visit Dr. Dominique and our other wildlife docs in the Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Ok I lied about last sloth image…
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Ok I lied about last sloth image…

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