Man feeding baby dolphin

Man Enters Inside Ocean, Feeds Animal With Bottle Like It’s a Human Baby, Photos Go Viral

  • Many people on Instagram found the photos of a man nursing a baby dolphin inside a beach an amazing sight
  • It should be noted that the dolphin was seen in an ocean in a situation that shows it was just given birth to
  • Since its rescue by an animal care organisation, the outfit has been nursing the animal to maturity and health

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Photos showing a baby dolphin being nursed by a man with a feeding bottle have stirred reactions on Instagram.

Many people said the sight of the man feeding the animal is so cute. Photo source: @discoverocean
Source: UGC

According to @travelphotopgrahaerig, the animal was found near a beach in Montevideo city in Uruguay.

He was comfortable with the animal

Some of the snaps show the man playing with the dolphin after feeding it. In another picture, he carried the animal as if it were a baby.

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A rescue organisation got involved in ensuring the welfare of the aquatic animal and they have been keeping it ever since.

Many people who reacted to the photos said that they capture the true meaning of humanity and how man should be kind to nature.

See the Instagram post below:

This is so cute

The post has gathered tens of comments on the platform at the time of writing this report. compiled some of them below:

Wendybeyda said:

"Thank you to the people who rescued this baby!"

Arnavaz_sm said:

"Ever sooooo cute."

Nazee7244444 said:

"So amazing people well done. "

Kerryrecordart said:

"This is so nice. So cute!!!"

Man saves a turtle

Meanwhile, earlier reported nineteen people, among them, nine infants, died on Monday, March 15, 2021, after eating a turtle in Madagascar.

The Health and Food Safety Control Agency reported 10 of those who died were among 34 others who had been hospitalised in Vatomandry after consuming the endangered species.

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According to the region's governor, another nine people, all of whom were children, died at home after consuming meat from the same turtle.

Turtles, as well as two dozen species of fish, which feed on algae that can be poisonous during the hot season of November to March, have been advised against eating by health officials.

Each year, dozens of people die from food poisoning in coastal Madagascar.

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Irrawaddy dolphin calf nursed back to health after almost drowning in Thailand

An Irrawaddy dolphin calf — sick and too weak to swim — was drowning in a tidal pool on Thailand's shore when fishermen found it.

  • Paradon roughly translates to "brotherly burden," because those involved knew saving it wouldn't be easy
  • Irrawaddy dolphins are found in South and South-East Asian waters
  • Dozens of veterinarians and volunteers are helping care for Paradon, feeding the calf milk around the clock

They quickly alerted marine conservationists, who gave advice on how to provide emergency care until a rescue team could transport the male dolphin to Thailand's Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Center for veterinary attention.

The baby was nicknamed Paradon — roughly translated as "brotherly burden" — because those involved knew that saving its life would be no easy task.

Irrawaddy dolphins, considered a vulnerable species by International Union for Conservation of Nature, are found in the shallow coastal waters of South and South-East Asia and in three rivers in Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia.

Their survival is threatened by habitat loss, pollution and illegal fishing.

Officials from the marine research centre believe that around 400 Irrawaddy dolphins remain along the country's eastern coast, bordering Cambodia.

Volunteer Thippunyar Thipjuntar says Paradon would rather play than feed most days. (AP: Sakchai Lalit)

Since Paradon was found by the fishermen on July 22, dozens of veterinarians and volunteers have helped care for it at Rayong on the Gulf of Thailand.

"We said among ourselves that the chance of him surviving was quite low, judging from his condition," Thanaphan Chomchuen, a veterinarian at the centre, said.

"Normally, dolphins found stranded on the shore are usually in such a terrible condition.

"The chances that these dolphins would survive are normally very, very slim. But we gave him our best try on that day."

Workers placed the dolphin in a seawater pool, treated the lung infection that made it so sick and weak, and enlisted volunteers to watch the animal round the clock.

They have to hold it up in its tank to prevent the calf from drowning and feed it milk, initially done by tube, and later by bottle when it had recovered a bit of strength.

A staff veterinarian and one or two volunteers stay for each eight-hour shift, and other workers during the day handle the water pump and filter and make milk for the calf.

After a month, Paradon's condition is improving.(AP: Sakchai Lalit)

The calf, believed to be between four and six months old, can swim now and has no signs of infection.

But the dolphin that was 138 centimetres long and around 27 kilograms on July 22 is still weak and doesn't take enough milk despite the team's efforts to feed it.

Thippunyar Thipjuntar, a 32-year-old financial adviser, is one of the many volunteers who come for a babysitting shift with Paradon.

Thippunya said with Paradon's round baby face and curved mouth that looks like a smile, she couldn't help but grow attached to the dolphin and be concerned about his development.

"He does not eat enough but rather just wants to play," she said.

"I am worried that he does not receive enough nutrition.

"When you invest your time, physical effort, mental attention, and money to come here to be a volunteer, of course, you wish that he would grow strong and survive."

Sumana Kajonwattanakul, director of the marine centre, said Paradon would need long-term care, perhaps as much as a year, until it was weaned from milk and was able to hunt for his own food.

Veterinarian Thanaphan Chomchuen, (left), and volunteer Thippunyar Thipjuntar hope saving Paradon will raise awareness for conservation of  Irrawaddy dolphins. (AP: Sakchai Lalit)

"If we just release him when he gets better, the problem is that he won't be able to have milk," he said.

"We will have to take care of him until he has his teeth, then we must train him to eat fish, and be part of a pod.

"This will take quite some time."

Paradon's caregivers believe the extended tender loving care is worth it.

"If we can save one dolphin, this will help our knowledge, as there have not been many successful cases in treating this type of animal," said Mr Chomchuen.

"If we can save him and he survives, we will have learned so much from this.

"I think by saving him, giving him a chance to live, we also raise awareness about the conservation of this species of animal, which are rare, with not many left."


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Dolphin Rescue

On November 4, tourists vacationing in Uruguay found a small dolphin on the beach with traces of a fishing net on its body. Fortunately, the baby was saved - he was handed over to the caring hands of specialists from the local marine reserve.

1. Tourists stumbled upon this injured baby dolphin on a Uruguayan beach four days ago. The baby was handed over to biologists from the SOS Fauna Marina marine reserve.2. Apparently, this baby is only 10 days old. Unfortunately, the mother of the little dolphin could not be found, so the employees of the SOS Fauna Marina organization feed it with milk from a bottle.3. The cub belongs to the La Plata river dolphins, one of the smallest representatives of the order of cetaceans.4. Adults of this species of dolphins, which are found both in rivers and in the sea, grow up to only 1. 25-1.74 meters in length.5. A large crested penguin looks with interest at the rescued dolphin in his new home - a marine reserve located in the town of Punta Colorada, in the Uruguayan department of Maldonado.6. Rescued dolphin in the arms of Richard Tesore, director of the SOS Fauna Marina marine reserve.7. The La Plata dolphin is remarkable in that it is the only river dolphin in the world found in salty ocean water

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How do dolphins feed their babies?

Dolphins are mammals that are in the order of toothed whales, breathe with lungs and feed their babies with milk. They live in sea waters and oceans, sometimes they are found in rivers with access to the sea.

A dolphin is considered a warm-blooded animal, its body temperature must constantly be within 36.6 degrees C. To reach this mark, it must eat about 30 kg of food per day. Dolphins have more than 100 teeth, which do not take any part in chewing food. Animals swallow food whole.

Scientists have not yet really learned the whole process of eating food, how these animals prepare it, and also have not fully considered the question of what dolphins eat. Presumably, these smart animals created their own civilization, which is not yet possible to understand, but much is already known, which is described below.

Who is the relative?

You will never guess who is the closest relative of these animals. These are hippos. There is a hypothesis that in ancient times dolphins ran on land, that is, they were land-dwellers, and only eventually settled in the water, losing their limbs.

If you take mental abilities, then you cannot find relatives closer than a person. Analyze the facts:

  1. Animals are perfectly socialized: they live in groups, hunt together, and help the “old people”. They support the sick and the wounded, push them to the surface to breathe, protect and educate the kids (and not only their own).
  2. Each individual has its own name, the level of identification is excellent. Even the same species living in different water areas has its own "slang".
  3. Capable of learning and "friendship" with other animal species. Relations with a person should be mentioned separately: a psycho-emotional connection is established without problems, in the future, acquaintances are easily identified. Animals can perform complex tricks in dolphinariums, they were used as saboteurs, and the results of dolphin therapy are recognized by official science. The facts of saving people were recorded, there were cases when drowning people were raised to the surface, sharks were driven away from them, pushed ashore!
  4. Sex for pleasure. Yes, it's amazing, but animals are able to have sex not only for procreation. Moreover, boyfriends give bouquets to their chosen ones .... algae. And persistent gentlemen are able to put especially capricious ladies in “alone”: separate them from the pack, keep them out. And do not communicate until the capricious lady gives in to the "legitimate demands" of the stronger sex. And older individuals go through menopause, and the rest of their lives live without the attention of males.

These examples show the inexplicable relationship between dolphins and the human race. And this is an amazing, but still inexplicable fact.

Species of dolphins

There are more than seventy species of dolphins in nature. They have among themselves specific similarities, such as live birth, nutrition with milk, the presence of respiratory organs, smooth skin and much more. Also, dolphins of different species have their own characteristics. Some animals have an elongated nose, while others, on the contrary, are depressed. They may differ in color and body weight.

Common dolphin

or common dolphin is one of the most gregarious, frisky and fast cetaceans. Its speed reaches 36 km / h, and when it rides a ship wave near the bow of high-speed vessels, then more than 60 km / h. Jumps "candle" up to 5 m, and horizontally up to 9 m. It sinks for 8 minutes, but usually for a period of 10 seconds to 2 minutes.

The Black Sea common dolphin feeds in the upper layer of the sea and does not dive deeper than 60-70 m, but the oceanic form catches fish living at depths of 200-250 m. For accumulation of food, the common dolphin gathers in large herds, sometimes together with other species - pilot whale and short-headed dolphins. It treats a person peacefully, never bites, but does not tolerate captivity.

White flanks live more often in families, which are supposed to be made up of the offspring of several generations of the same female. However, males and lactating females with young, as well as pregnant females, sometimes form separate (apparently temporary) shoals. During the period of sexual activity, mating groups of mature males and females are also observed. Mutual assistance developed.

Live up to 30 years. The sound signals of common dolphins are as diverse as those of bottlenose dolphins: quacking, howling, squeaking, croaking, cat cry, but whistling prevails. counted up to 19various signals. This species has unusually strong signals, the meaning of which has not been established, called "shot" (duration 1 s) and "roar" (duration 3 s) turned out to be with very high sound pressure (from 30 to 160 bar) and a frequency of 21 kHz.

Bottlenose dolphin

lives settled or roams in small flocks. The tendency of the bottlenose dolphin to the coastal zone is explained by the near-bottom nature of food. It dives for food in the Black Sea to a depth of 90 m, in the Mediterranean - up to 150 m. There is evidence that in the Gulf of Guinea it dives to 400-500 m. the bottlenose dolphin moves unevenly, in jerks, with frequent sharp turns. Her respiratory pauses last from a few seconds to 6-7 minutes, up to a maximum of a quarter of an hour. Most active during the day.

Bottlenose dolphins in captivity breathe 1-4 times per minute, their heart beats 80-140 (average 100) times per minute. The bottlenose dolphin can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h and jump up to 5 m. To communicate with each other, bottlenose dolphins emit communication signals with a frequency of 7 to 20 kHz: whistling, barking (chasing prey), meowing (feeding), clapping (intimidating their relatives), etc. When searching for prey and orienting themselves under water, they emit echolocation clicks resembling creaking rusty door hinges, frequency 20-170 kHz. American scientists recorded 17 communication signals in adult bottlenose dolphins, and only 6 communication signals in cubs. Obviously, the system of signals becomes more complex with age and individual experience of the animal. Of this number, 5 signals were common for bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, and common dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins, like all cetaceans, sleep near the surface of the water, usually at night, and during the day only after feeding, periodically opening their eyelids for 1-2 seconds and closing them for 15-30 seconds. A weak blow of the hanging tail from time to time exposes the sleeping animal from the water for the next respiratory act. In sleeping dolphins, one hemisphere alternately sleeps while the other is awake.

Birth and childhood of dolphins

These can be large clouds of bubbles, streams of bubbles or individual bubbles. Some of them act as a kind of communicative signals.

Within a pack, dolphins form very close bonds. Scientists have noticed that dolphins care for sick, wounded and elderly relatives, and a female dolphin can help another female with difficult childbirth. At this time, nearby dolphins, protecting the female in childbirth, swim around her for protection.

Another proof of the high intelligence of dolphins is the fact that adults sometimes teach their cubs to use special hunting tools. For example, they “dress” sea sponges on their muzzles in order to avoid injury when hunting for fish that can hide in bottom sediments of sand and sharp pebbles.

The oldest captive dolphin was named Nellie. She lived in the marine mammal park "Marineland" (Florida) and died when she was 61 years old.

When dolphins hunt, they use an interesting tactic to trap fish. They begin to circle around the school of fish, close the ring, forcing the fish to huddle into a tight ball. Then, one by one, the dolphins snatch the fish from the center of the school, preventing it from leaving.

Dolphin Therapy

The history of friendly relations between humans and dolphins goes back thousands of years. Moreover, these relationships originated even before scientists began to call these marine inhabitants dolphins. Over the centuries, scientists have established that these cetaceans, like humans, have developed verbal abilities for communication. When sick children, autistics, “communicate” with dolphins for a long time, this has a positive effect on sick children. After such “communication”, sick children begin to smile and laugh for the first time, which was confirmed by the British back in the 70s of the last century. On this basis, dolphins began to be used in the treatment of not only mental and neurological ailments of a person, but also physical ones. If you spend enough time with dolphins in the pool, swimming next to them, you can get rid of stress, headaches, neuralgia, and rheumatism.

Sex organs

Male dolphins have two separate openings for the penis and anus. They are separated by a skin isthmus. The urogenital opening is closer to the abdomen. Penis cone-shaped fibroelastic type; lack of os_penis.

Female dolphins have one large elongated opening with an anus at the end. At the other end, inside the large hole, are two smaller holes; these are mammary glands with nipples, with which the mother feeds her cubs, the urethra is located at the top of the genital opening. In females, the anal-urogenital fissure is occupied by the external genitalia. The length of the vagina is up to 20 cm. The uterus is bicornuate, but has one neck. The slit-like opening of the vagina is located in the lower part of the external genital opening. The external genital organs of animals of both sexes seem to be adapted for rapid copulation.

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Dolphins are one of the most amazing creatures on the planet. Living in the waters of the oceans, they remain mammals, that is, they have the characteristic features of the class: they feed their cubs with milk, breathe with lungs and have a four-chambered heart. Dolphin mothers feed their cubs with fat milk for a long time. Baby dolphins are fed by squirting milk into their mouths. This distinguishes marine life from their land "brothers", who suck milk from the mother's breast. Small dolphins cannot suck milk because they do not have lips.

Feeding baby dolphins is notoriously difficult because it takes place in the water. Among scientists, there are still disputes regarding the reflexes inherent in the nature of the mother dolphin. Probably, the baby dolphin should notify the mother that she wants to eat. As such an "alert", he hits his nose on the mother dolphin's stomach, after which she injects a milk stream into the baby's mouth. By the way, the nipples are located in females on the belly in specially designated pockets or folds. In the first days of a dolphin's life, the female feeds her cub quite often, but in small portions. Scientists have recorded cases when, when the mother died, the cubs were fed by other females.

How are they born?

Do you know how dolphins are born? The bottlenose dolphin bears a baby for about a year. He is born tail first. The eyes of the cub are immediately open, and the senses are as developed as possible. Moreover, the barely born dolphin already has enough coordination to follow in the footsteps of the mother, who helps to rise to the surface. Then follows the first breath in the life of a baby dolphin. This trusting relationship between a baby dolphin and its mother lasts approximately 3 to 8 years.

Dolphin mother feeding her baby dolphin.

Breathtaking speed

I don't know about you, but for me the following fact was a real revelation. Dolphins develop amazing speed. As for the bottlenose dolphins, they develop from four to eleven kilometers per hour. The caudal fin, the strongest part of the body, helps in this. If there is such a need, the speed can develop up to 32 kilometers per hour! The body has an ideal shape that allows you to move freely in the water.

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