A baby dolphin is lowered into a swimming pool just hours after being rescued. The mammal was discovered by walkers on a beach near the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. It was suffering from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net. Hermother was not traceable. The baby dolphin is only about ten days old. Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, has been caring for tiny animal in Piriapolis, 62 miles east of the capital, Montevideo.
The natural survival rate for dolphins within their first year of life in the wild is 20 per cent. The death toll of captive born dolphins is much higher. According to Report available, more than 50 per cent of the dolphins born in captivity within the first four months of life.