It’s been over a year since our last cute dolphin report (omg remember the pink dolphin of Louisiana?!) and since it’s Monday and all, we just have to share this story: an injured baby dolphin was found by tourists in Uruguay, and it’s being nursed back to health.
The little cutie was suffering from fishing net wounds and had washed up on a beach at the La Plata River. Now he is at the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina in Punta Colorada, outside of Montevideo, in the safe hands of marine biologists who work with other tiny marine animals, like the dolphin’s new neighbor Pingu the Penguin. Apparently they gave the baby dolphin his own cute name: “Nipper.”
Heartwarming scenes like this one make us wonder why pictures of baby dolphins aren’t more plentiful, and then we remember that it is not okay to chase dolphins with a camera, or really chase them at all. If you would like to see more Nipper cuteness, check out the DailyMail’s coverage here and their other pictures of a baby dolphin being born here.