Saturday, April 22, 2006

Baby dolphin rescued and recuperating!

A baby dolphin weighing some 75kg was rescued from Benidorm's Poniente beach on Tuesday and taken to the Terra Natura wildlife park, where it is recuperating satisfactorily, according to park director, Manuel Lopez.

The four hour rescue was undertaken by members of the park's aquatic division as well as by members of the technical staff at Valencia's Oceanografic museum.

Mr Lopez added that the dolphin is not yet one year old, and as yet has no teeth. As a result it was still feeding on mother's milk when it was discovered "in a pretty poor way."

However, after a day in the care of the park's experts, the animal started to improve, and will probably continue treatment in the installations of the Oceanografic later this week.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"