Dog Stumbles Across A Dolphin In A Dangerous Situation And Alerts Owner
Jul 21, 2015
However, there are many factors that could lead to a small dolphin being separated from its group. While predators, such as sharks, are always a possibility, there are also man-made elements in the ocean, such as pollution and fishing, that disrupt sea life. When the dog in this video, Leia, finds a baby dolphin stuck in a rising tide, her owner knows exactly what to do. It takes some coaxing, but these three mammals work together to ensure a safe return to the sea for the dolphin who will forever be known as "Buddy."
Contrary to popular belief, dolphins are mammals, not fish. This means that they do not hatch from eggs, but are born via live birth, similar to human babies. Following birth, dolphins rely on their mother's milk for sustenance. As a result, they typically stick close to their parent and family "pod," a term that refers to a group of dolphins who live, eat and travel together.