A worker in an aquarium on the Pacific island of New Caledonia
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Leopard shark enjoys underwater cuddle

4 June 2015 Last updated at 08:21 BST

A worker in an aquarium on the Pacific island of New Caledonia has been filmed hugging a leopard shark while taking a break from cleaning the tank.

The very relaxed shark appears to be enjoying itself rolling over and enjoying a good scratch and hug.

A representative at the aquarium said the shark often engages with aquarium keepers in a harmless way.

Pictures courtesy of Aquarium des Lagons New Caledonia.