No, those triangular fins in the water aren’t sharks, don’t worry. They’re dolphins! And they’re joining this wake-boarder for some fun. What an incredible experience!

Dolphins are playful animals, and oats like the one pulling this man, create wakes that make fun sports like this possible for both humans and dolphins. Though the dolphins don’t need a board, so I guess they just call it “wake-ing?” Whatever they call it, dolphins are some pretty amazing animals. In fact, they’re thought to be some of the smartest animals out there, possibly even smarter than humans. A bit humbling, isn’t it?

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Seeing these amazing and intelligent creatures in the wild is a special treat. But knowing just how smart and sensitive they are puts seeing them in captivity in a very different light. If they’re as smart as we are, and we know we wouldn’t feel happy or fulfilled in a tank, why would we think dolphins feel any different? Next time you think about going to a marine park to see the dolphins, just remember what they look like in the wild. You’ll know it’s not the same.



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