Baby Dolphin Rescued From Field After Tsunami


Today in Japan, a baby dolphin who had been caught in the tsunami was found in a flooded rice field about a mile from the coast. Ryo Taira, a pet-shop owner who’s been rescuing animals, tried to net the struggling dolphin, then waded into the field and carried it in his arms. “It was pretty weak by then, which was probably the only reason we could catch it,” he said. Taira and his friends wrapped the animal in wet towels and took it to the shore, then watched it swim into the Pacific. “I don’t know if it will live, but it’s certainly a lot better than dying in a rice paddy,” said Taira.

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