A group of men did not hesitate to jump into a river to help a dolphin!
Shared by a man named Amado Zazueta with The Dodo, the video showed a dolphin that was stranded in shallow waters. Seeing the animal, the men did not hesitate to rescue it as quickly as possible.
It was a struggle to catch it from the river even though the dolphin was swimming in a shallow area. It was obvious that the animal was scared of the strangers and the unfamiliar environment. The dolphin, according to Amado, must be thinking that they were chasing it and unaware that they were actually trying to save it.
But diligence and determination to help the dolphin made the men succeed. This endeavor was, in fact, their second dolphin rescue. The men had already saved earlier its friend, a male dolphin just like it, which was now waiting for it in the sea.
However, since this was a larger dolphin, the men had a more difficult time carrying it back to the shore. Touched by the animal’s plight and its risk of dying should it stay out of the water for so long, a boy also tried to lend a hand.
At last, the group reached the seashore and slowly lowered the dolphin into the waters. The animal started moving and, in a little while, it was swimming toward the ocean. The men shouted in joy after the arduous rescue, saying goodbye to their new friend!
There are 42 dolphin species in the world, and most of them live in the ocean or in brackish waters near the coast. They are relatives of whales and porpoises, all belonging to the cetacean family.
Unfortunately, many cetacean species are already listed as critically endangered and endangered, such as the blue whale, sei whale, North Atlantic Right whale, vaquita porpoise, and all six extant species of river dolphins: Amazon river dolphin, Tucuxi, Irrawaddy dolphin, Indus river dolphin, Ganges river dolphin, and Yangtze river dolphin. Many other dolphins and cetacean species that live in the ocean are also under the threat of disappearing forever due to pollution, boat strike, fishing, and other human activities. That is why we should do the best we can to save and conserve them for the health of our planet.Whizzco