Baby dolphins fascinated by squirrels

Did you know that SeaWorld Orlando has a Dolphin Nursery?

Me, neither!

Curiosity is a sign of intelligence. Watch a group of baby dolphins transfixed by a couple of squirrels wandering outside the dolphin tank.

In the video below, National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry points out other signs of the high intelligence of dolphins:

  • Large brains, only second in size to humans’.
  • Mirror self-recognition: Dolphins recognize themselves in their reflections in mirrors.
  • Ability to learn vocally (see the video at the end of this post).
  • Ability to problem-solve, demonstrated in intelligence tests.
  • Ability to read and understand signs.
  • Ability to invent and play games.
  • Ability to improvise and invent feeding strategies (ways to find fish) depending on their environment.
  • Social cooperation.

On dolphins learning vocally to “speak” English words:


9 responses to “Baby dolphins fascinated by squirrels

  1. Wonderful=Just Wonderful, = now if we could get the 32% drain-bamaged humanoids to attain some level of the 8 intelegent features of the dolphins, – – Will “Evolution” begin to show that other animal species are beginning to catch up & possibly over-take the lower forms of human intelect.?? Liberal-minded democrats can be a “study” of this possibility..

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    I suspect they are just wondering if squirrel taste like fish.

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  3. One thing the democrats have been able to master is to slither their way into all levels of government, they are deceptive and astute, and just like snakes very venomous. They are crawlers.

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  4. One dolphin says to the other; “I heard squirrels taste like penguin”.

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  5. Fascinating. Beautiful creatures.

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  6. My partner was diving with sharks at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Chester when a sting ray gave birth. This sent the sharks into an absolute frenzy which I captured on video. The experienced divers raced to save the young rays and put them in the safety of the nursery. I must write about it in my blog some time.

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