Since we always talk about adorable doggos and kitties, the marine world totally gets out of our focus. That’s why we have decided to highlight a heartwarming incident that took place off the coast of New Zealand. 

A team of marine biologists has found that a mother bottlenose dolphin had adopted a baby pilot whale. If this news doesn’t melt your heart, we don’t know what will. 

The Kiwi-based Far Out Ocean Research Collective said that while they have seen dolphins adopting other species’ babies but this is a rare phenomenon. Its because there is a great difference in species size.




“She might have lost her own calf,” researcher Jochen Zaeschmar told local reporters of the dolphin’s behavior.