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Whale adopts orphan

Written by Tursiops. Posted in Cetacean Studies

There’s an interesting story out of South Africa where a previously orphaned southern right whale calf has been filmed nursing from the mother of another southern right whale calf. The two calves appear to get along and all are healthy right now. It will be interesting to see if the behavior continues and if the health of any of the whales begins to decline. Hopefully, they’ll all make it through the coming migration well.

Click here to read the entire article by Pete Thomas of GrindTv.com.

southern right whale mother, calf, and orphan

 

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