BEIJING: After a video of a Chinese influencer cooking and devouring a great white shark went viral, police in Beijing started an inquiry. The great white, which authorities in Nanchong, central China, confirmed was one on Sunday, was seen on camera munching on the vlogger, who goes by the online nickname Tizi.
In a mid-July video, Tizi tore off huge portions of the roasted beef while remarking, “It may look violent, but its meat is actually incredibly delicate.”She can be seen unwrapping a two-meter-long fish in the video, which has since been removed, and lying down next to it to show how much taller it is than her.
The shark’s head is cut in half, marinated, and grilled before being cooked in a boiling broth. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists great white sharks as a vulnerable species, which is the last category before being labelled as endangered.