Mother Dolphin Carries Dead Baby on Her Back for Several Days

Posted on August 4, 2012

In July, a dolphin was found in Sanniang Bay, in southern China’s Qinzhou city, swimming out to sea with her baby.

When a tourist boat came closer, the tourists on board realized that the baby dolphin was already dead.

Mother Dolphin Carries Dead Baby on Her Back for Several Days picture

The calf had a long cut across its belly. It is believed that it might have been made by a boat propeller since the area is ridden with dolphin-watching boats.

“The little dolphin was dead for two or three days, but its mother still stayed with it and carried it day and night, which has touched all of us and the tourists,” said Su, a fisherman in the area. “Just like human beings, dolphins also have feelings. A mother’s love is noble and moving.”

This incident has added to what research has already stated, speculating that they not only grieve but also are somehow aware of their own mortality.

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Genevieve Baxa is a college student living in the Philippines. She has a great passion in writing, especially in writing short stories. This unpredictable lady loves everything about East Asia. She is enthralled by the culture and fashion of these countries. She also loves everything about children; teaching them; taking care of them; and playing with them. In addition to that, Genevieve especially loves to go on Mission Trips and serving different kinds of people. Above everything else, she is a lady who fears her God.
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4 comments
Andrew B
Andrew B

I wish the Japanese had this kind of compassion and sympathy for dolphins.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Fuck you dorphin and fucka you rrahhhle!