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Mother Dolphin Carrying Dead Baby on Her Back Moves Netizens

A dolphin is seen carrying its dead baby on its back in the waters off Guangxi, China, moving Chinese netizens after a pictures and videos are uploaded onto the Chinese internet.

A dolphin is seen carrying its dead baby on its back in the waters off Guangxi, China, moving Chinese netizens after a pictures and videos are uploaded onto the Chinese internet.

The following viral video on popular Chinese video sharing website Youku has been viewed over 1.3 million times since it was uploaded a day ago…

On Youku:

An Adult Dolphin Carries a Baby Dolphin on Its Back, Refusing to Abandon It

At a dolphin watching tourist area of the sea in Qinzhou of Guangxi province, an adult dolphin was seen using its back to carry a young dolphin having difficulty swimming towards the deep sea. Because of the relatively choppier waves, the baby dolphin slid off into the sea several times, only for the adult dolphin to dive down to again carry it back up and continue on… Netizens felt sorry for the dolphin mother: “Child: No matter if you’re dead or alive, I will never abandon you, I will always take you home!”

July 8th, at Qinzhou Sanniang Bay, the homeland of the Chinese White Dolphin, this author witnessed a touching scene: In the choppy waves of the ocean, at a dolphin watching tourist area of the sea, an adult dolphin approximately 3 meters long was using its back to carry a baby dolphin about 1.5 meters long struggling to swim towards the deep sea. Only when the boat got closer did we discover: This baby dolphin was already dead, with a wound approximately 30cm along its abdomen, the blood stain having already become black. The adult dolphin carried her on its back swimming towards the deep sea at a rate of over 40km/h. Throughout the nearly 3 minutes this author was watching, and as a result of the relatively choppy waves, the baby dolphin slipped off the adult dolphin’s back 5 times, nearly sinking into the ocean, and no matter how the boat got closer, the adult dolphin would ignore all safety and danger to immediately come back, dive down, and lift the baby dolphin back onto its back to continue forward…

A dolphin is seen carrying its dead baby on its back in the waters off Guangxi, China, moving Chinese netizens after a pictures and videos are uploaded onto the Chinese internet.

A dolphin is seen carrying its dead baby on its back in the waters off Guangxi, China, moving Chinese netizens after a pictures and videos are uploaded onto the Chinese internet.

Comments from Youku:

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黄石素素:

Saw the news report about this on the television yesterday, it is indeed very touching, as well as very heartbreaking…

精彩瞬间2009:

All caused by humans!

神马皆浮云ABC:

A mother’s love is without limits, my respects to all mothers in the world.

随缘飘零的人:

Animals also have feelings/emotions.

Dekaron_0001:

[This] surpasses human nature.

cainiao3k:

Seeing this kind of scene, truly is very moving. That day when the big dolphin discovered that the small dolphin was no longer moving, just how heartbroken it must’ve been…难过

多重标准:

There’s going to be yet another bunch of sappy people.

月下变狼:

The little dolphin is tired, so its mommy is carrying it. I remember when baby whales get tired they’ll lie on the backs of big whales to rest.

yxq794:

Looks like China really doesn’t have a single decent beach.

上浮下沉:

Didn’t understand a single word…

世间的悲欢:

Who can translate for us?

songerkang: (responding to above)

It’s Cantonese! Just with a bit of an local accent and dialect! They’re just saying that the baby dolphin has been dead for 2-3 days now! That the dolphin mother has been carying it on her back refusing to abandon it! The tourists are all very moved! Proving that humans have emotions/love but so do dolphins! Noble motherly love!

天敌6:

Much more moving than certain [television] talent shows/competitions.

guangtounet:

Sometimes humans really are no better than animals!

真卡脸:

Did the baby dolphin drown…? 难过

Zohnny: (responding to above)

You’re such a genius…

alfaalfa:

Know why [the adult dolphin is] doing this? It’s afraid if it leaves it behind, Chinese people will sell it or eat it!

当男人爱上男人:

Comparing humans to dolphins? Stop overestimating humans.

阿斯顿红酒快乐的:

Come to Guangdong~ We’ll give you a good burial. 稀饭

小小爱神无限: (responding to above)

Well doesn’t that obviously mean going into stomachs…

小妮宝典:

Those who are thinking of committing suicide, watch this, and think about your own parents!

cccccccaonima:

May I ask whether dolphin meat is tasty???

小小爱神无限:

Probably a ship’s propeller…

Oceancome:

Japanese dogs are the most vicious about killing dolphins. You can easily find it online.

可可+可可:

Dolphins are bound to not be tasty, cute things are never tasty.

独酌吟月:

It could also be a male dolphin. I too want to become a good dad.

6543266:

Anything in our countrymen’s eyes can become a moving thing.

左面呢:

Where are there dolphins for sale, I want to get one as a pet. This thing is too loving/loyal.

c20121224:

Once again [animals] teaching humans a profound lesson.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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