Baby dolphin rescued by locals

25CBFAF600000578-0-image-a-38_1424261571492Burmese locals came to the rescue after a baby dolphin appeared to lose its way and become stranded on a beach in Myanmar.

One observer filmed the rescue attempt as locals tried again and again to guide the young dolphin out to sea.

The mammal can be seen desperately trying to swim back to deeper water only to be prevented by the strong waves.

Initial attempts made by the locals to push the dolphin back into the direction of the open sea were also thwarted by the tide

Eventually the locals hired a speedboat as a means to escort the animal back into the open sea.

Carrying it on-board like a new-born baby, the filmmaker travelled in the boat to capture the very moment the dolphin was released back into the calmer ocean.

Locals noted that despite the amount of human intervention the animal did not struggle against them, as if it knew that they were there to rescue it.

The video concludes with the dolphin swimming off, happy to be back in the deeper and calmer open sea.

It is now hoped that after its ordeal the baby dolphin can once again be reunited with its kind.

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The incident occurred at Ngwe Saung Beach in the south of the country, a resort that attracts much exotic marine life.

And dolphins are no strangers to these parts as the neighbouring Irrawaddy River is home to the famous Irrawaddy dolphins – a species of Oceanic dolphin with a high and rounded forehead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Daily Online

 

 

 

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