humpback whale calf tries to suckle from a yacht he thinks its mother
REUTERS/National Parks and Wildlife Service

Another incredible story about animals. The following video shows a lost humpback whale calf swimming near a yacht at Pittwater, near Sydney, August 18, 2008. The 1-to 2-month-old calf bonded with the yacht and tried to suckle from it after thinking it was its mother. Rescuers towed the yacht out to sea, and the calf finally detached from the boat but still swam nearby. The calf, which has been nicknamed "Colin" appears exhausted but rescuers hope it will continue out to sea and search for its mother or another pod of whales. "The outlook is not good, but we are giving the calf its only option. It can't be fed, and in fact we wouldn't know what to feed it" because it is not weaned, National Parks and Wildlife regional manager Chris McIntosh told ABC radio.



humpback whale calf tries to suckle from a yacht he thinks its mother
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humpback whale calf tries to suckle from a yacht he thinks its mother
REUTERS/National Parks and Wildlife Service
humpback whale calf tries to suckle from a yacht he thinks its mother
REUTERS/Reuters Tv
humpback whale calf tries to suckle from a yacht he thinks its mother
REUTERS/National Parks and Wildlife Service

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