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A baby whale apparently lost his mother in New Zealand.

But I'm not convinced that it got lost. If the reports of global warming and the effects we've had on the seas, polluting them with waste and plastic are true I think she was delivered to us for its own safety. And a possible reminder.
It's very rare for any animal to swim so close to the shore out of fear of the hoomans!


Just a thought!
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DeluxedEdition22-25, F
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Mellowgirl26-30, F
[@25801,DeluxedEdition] how was work?
DeluxedEdition22-25, F
[@1196310,Mellowgirl] hopefully you'll decide to stick around馃槒
Mellowgirl26-30, F
[@25801,DeluxedEdition] I'm here.
I'm staying
MarkS51-55, M
I鈥檓 pretty sure she abandoned the baby. That鈥檚 what she said in the interview
MarkS51-55, M
[@1196310,Mellowgirl] the mom.
LeopoldBloomM
[@970756,MarkS] Whales are intelligent, but not that intelligent.
MarkS51-55, M
[@1026,LeopoldBloom] 馃槀馃槀馃槀 TY for getting it.
hippyjoe195561-69, M
Um believe it or not but mothers especially first time mothers have been abandoning their babies since the fall of mankind. Sad fact but true. It seems the young mom doesn't know that the baby is hers or what to do with it even if she recognizes it. It never happens after the second birth.
hippyjoe195561-69, M
[@1196310,Mellowgirl] Mammals in general. I grew up on a farm and we witnessed it on a regular basis. Somehow the young mom doesn't know or care about her baby. We often had to bottle feed the abandoned babies. In my flock of sheep I would get one or two abandoned babies every year. I had to keep an eye open of the little lambs would die.
Mellowgirl26-30, F
[@10033,hippyjoe1955] maybe you're the animal whisperer they need
hippyjoe195561-69, M
[@1196310,Mellowgirl] I rather doubt it. I could never get the mother to take her baby. It is just a fact of nature. Very sad but mankind has nothing to do with it. It just happens. I have had the opposite happen as well. The mother is so protective of her baby she winds up killing the baby. The wee animal is struggling to stand for the first time and the mom head butts it thinking something is attacking her baby.

 
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