Ten-day-old orphan dolphin rescued

By Guido Trombetta on 8:22 AM ,

These are a touching series of pictures about a baby dolphin, probably just ten days old, which has been found by tourists on a beach near Montevideo, Uruguay.

It was suffering from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net but now is recovering thanks to Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, Piriapolis, who is taking care of him.

When it was found there was no sign of the mother, it was tangled in a net and it had bites that suggest the mother and other dolphins might have tried to help him free.

Mr. Tesore, however is not the only one that seems to be interested in the baby Dolphin: a Magellan penguin is also being looked after at the centre and has taken an interest in the new patient!


8 Response to 'Ten-day-old orphan dolphin rescued'

  1. Tamara Kelly
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1289474035513#c8834120544375485698'> November 11, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    I am hoping you plan to follow up this story later to see if the baby survives. It is a very unusual case.


  2. Guido Trombetta
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1289476784347#c8199608418472237726'> November 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    you bet!


  3. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1298325609863#c5178709155053114009'> February 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Love this baby, how is THE baby doing lately?


  4. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1318673374949#c4122385987598619912'> October 15, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    how is this baby doing now


  5. SingMia
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1324069559898#c6465303793441641483'> December 16, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    This is Super POSITIVE! How great it is to take care of that wonderful baby dolphin!

    Truly a miracle!

    Just love it!



  6. BMG
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1331581457161#c9096053493338548589'> March 12, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    how is the baby now


  7. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1391995243609#c5169782761200455454'> February 10, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    I know this is a little late but just saw your blog. Unfortunately this baby dolphin named Nipper passed :-( He died of hyperthermia a few weeks after being rescued.


  8. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-day-old-orphan-dolphin-rescued.html?showComment=1391995818061#c3855629394337959067'> February 10, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Hypothermia*** The Penguin stayed by the dolphin through his sickness and even grieved him after death.