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A leopard shark at Reef HQ has shocked scientists by being the first in the world to give birth without a male!
Leonie has been the talk of the nation this week, after giving birth to 3 pups, without a father involved.
The story goes that Leonie and her man Leo were separated 3 year ago due to issues with space at the aquarium.
Now fast forward 3 years and Leonie has given birth to 3 pups.
The phenomenon has got scientists baffled globally.
Investigations into the DNA of the offspring show nothing from Leo, meaning that Leonie created them all on her own, making her asexual.
This change in reproduction could be a turning point in their future existence.