Dol­phins pro­tect com­plete strangers

World of Animals - - Animal Kindness -

Dol­phins are known for their friendly faces, play­ful­ness and in­tel­li­gence. While they’re not al­ways peace­ful and sweet – ca­pa­ble of bru­tal at­tacks on por­poises and even hu­mans – there have been many ac­counts of the ma­rine mam­mals go­ing out of their way to help oth­ers.

Pods of dol­phins have been known to cir­cle swim­mers and other an­i­mals to pro­tect them from nearby sharks, and a dol­phin known as Moko made head­lines in New Zealand in 2008 by guid­ing two stranded sperm whales back out to the open sea.

“Pods of dol­phins have been known to cir­cle swim­mers and other an­i­mals to pro­tect them from nearby sharks”

To date there have only been two recorded in­ci­dents of a cetacean at­tack­ing a hu­man

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