Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meet Nipper the Baby Dolphin (Videos, Photos) *Rescued after injuries by fishing nets*

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Nipper the Baby Dolphin
Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, holds a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, 100 km (62 miles) east of Montevideo, November 5, 2010. The dolphin, which was found on the beach in the city four days ago, is recovering at the reserve. Photograph by: Andres Stapff, Reuters


Meet Nipper the Baby Dolphin

A baby dolphin, now named Nipper, washed up on the shore in Uruguay, near the capital of Montevideo, with apparent injuriies from fishing nets. Nipper was estimated to be 10 days old. The baby was taken to the SOS ‘Rescate Fauna Marina’ preserve. The penguin in the photo below was rescued from an oil spill and is recuperating at the reserve where Nipper was taken to be cared for. Nipper is reportedly a La Plata River Dolphin. Per Wikipedia, "The La Plata Dolphin or Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei) is found in coastal Atlantic waters of southeastern South America. Taxonomically it is a member of the river dolphin group and the only one that actually lives in the ocean and saltwater estuaries, rather than inhabiting exclusively freshwater systems."

(CNN) CNN's Anderson Cooper and Joe Johns introduce a rescued baby dolphin.




(Global Animal TV) URUGUAY -- Catch the first video of the rescued baby dolphin getting a swimming lesson! After being washed ashore, evidently injured by a fishing net, a baby dolphin approximately 10 days old is nursed back to health. Nipper was discovered by walkers on a beach near the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo; there was no sign of a mother nearby. Thanks to people like Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, this baby La Plata river dolphin has a fighting chance.



Nipper the Baby Dolphin
An erect-crested penguin watches as Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, holds a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, 100 km (62 miles) east of Montevideo, November 5, 2010. The dolphin, which was found on the beach in the city four days ago, is recovering at the reserve from injuries Photograph by: Andres Stapff, Reuters



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