Mother dolphin mourns dead calf, swims with it for days7/19/2012
The animals around us are complex, feeling creatures that live rich lives full of emotion – even painful emotions like mourning. Anyone looking for evidence of this need not look any further than this video of a dolphin mother who swam with her dead calf on her back for days, mourning its passing. Tourists first spotted the mother off the coast of China, but when they were able to get a closer look, saw that the baby was in fact dead and had a large cut across its belly, most likely caused by a boat propeller. A local fisherman said the mother carried it day and night, never leaving its side.
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