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Baby Dolphin Trapped in Plastic Bag Rescued by Fishermen, Jumps for Joy (VIDEO)

Baby Dolphin Trapped in Plastic Bag Rescued by Fishermen, Jumps for Joy (VIDEO)
Rescue videos are always a great way to start the day. They’re endlessly inspiring and help to restore one’s faith in humanity.

We’ve had plenty of favorites, from this rescue of an entangled seal to this video showing baby seals getting a second chance at life. Now, we happily bring you another rescue video, this time all the way from Brazil.

Off the coast of São Paulo, a group of fishermen spotted a struggling dolphin calf trapped in a plastic bag. While in some areas, dolphins are targeted for use as shark bait or captivity, these fishermen’s minds were far from such cruelties – they only desired to help, and help they did. And once the baby dolphin was released, it seemed to jump for joy, happy to be free.

Witness the rescue below and watch for the moment when the dolphin calf appears to jump up out of the water in happiness at around 1:45.

Image source: Snow Leopard / Flickr

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51 comments on “Baby Dolphin Trapped in Plastic Bag Rescued by Fishermen, Jumps for Joy (VIDEO)”

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Muriel Servaege
1 Years Ago

Sweet story but the plastic bag isn\'t as sweet.

Angelika Altum
4 Years Ago

stinking plastic products!

Cyndi Dail
4 Years Ago

guess i missed it

Cindy Corkern
4 Years Ago

That was cute when they said "ha, ha Flipper"! Thanks to those guys for having a heart and helping this little guy!

Amy Roberts
4 Years Ago


Thomas Mumaw
4 Years Ago

Sweet story.

Scott Mcpherson
4 Years Ago

all of you people bashing fishermen should do some research and get your facts straight before shooting your mouth off!

Cheryl Power
4 Years Ago

that was beautiful.

Katie O'Gara
4 Years Ago

well if the mom isn't around anymore its screwed anyway

07 Aug 2014

One of the fishermen kept saying the mother was swimming around the boat :)

Ellen Slattery Pagel
4 Years Ago

Luv luv luv this act if kindness!!!!


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