Sharks are terrifying, man-eating monsters, right? At least that’s what most people think thanks to movies like Jaws and other shark-themed horror movies. But in 2013, there were only 72 shark attacks in the entire world. According the The National Geographic, “You have a one in 63 chance of dying from the flu and a one in 3,700,000 chance of being killed by a shark.”
Maybe all this shark mania is uncalled for?
Abi Smigel Mullens has more evidence that sharks aren’t all that terrible. In this trending video, professional shark handler Cristina Zenato demonstrates her skills by calling Caribbean reef shark to her lap as if the great water beast was puppy or kitty. Adorable.