So sweet…we're madly in love with this new family!
A bottlenose dolphin born with a deformity has been abandoned by his original group. The babe suffers from a deformed spine, and he could not keep up with his fellow dolphins.
The dolphin could have also been teased by the members of his original pod as well.
But, thankfully, sperm whales have come to the rescue!
Researchers off the coast of the Azores Islands noticed the dolphin getting cozy with a group of whales.
Surprisingly, the whales seemed to reciprocate the dolphin's affection!
Whales swim slower than dolphins and they always leave one member to "babysit" their little ones near the surface as the rest dive deeper.
So PRESCHUZZ!!! We hope this new fam gets the chance to know each other even more!
Congrats on finding some new loved ones, baby bottlenose!
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