Adorable Baby Dolphin

by Rebecca on January 30, 2012

in Animal Pictures,Animals in the News,Cute Animal Pictures

His name is Furia (Fury) ~ A baby dolphin, with its umbilical cord still attached, was found beached in Uruguay. It is now being reared by the NGO, S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina.

A beached baby dolphin, found alive with its umbilical cord still attached, is being hand-reared in Uruguay. The male La Plata dolphin was found and was sent to the non-government wildlife rescue organisation S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina. The Head of S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina, Richard Tesore, has been photographed this week caring for the little mammal – bottle-feeding her and taking her from her small tank at the rescue centre for swims in the sea. It is not the first time Tesore has been pictured with a cute juvenile dolphin – pics of a dolphin rescued in similar circumstances being introduced to a rescued penguin made the news last year. The La Plata Dolphin or Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei) is found in coastal Atlantic waters of southeastern South America. It is a member of the river dolphin group and the only one that actually lives in the ocean and saltwater estuaries, rather than fresh water.



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