Rare dolphin treated after found stranded in northern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 05/02/2020
By: Wang Chao-yu and Lee Hsin-Yin

Photo courtesy of the Keelung City government

Taipei, May 2 (CNA) A rough-toothed dolphin, which has rarely been seen around Taiwan, remained under treatment in Keelung in northern Taiwan Saturday after being found stranded the previous day, a local government official said.

The 20-year-old, weak and undernourished dolphin is in a more stable condition than Friday afternoon, when it was found near Taoyuan by members of the public and sent to Keelung, according to Keelung City official Tsai Fu-ning (蔡馥嚀).

The 2-meter-long dolphin was found swimming in circles about 15 meters from the coast in Dayuan District and became stranded, according to Kuo Hsiang-hsia (郭祥廈) from the Taiwan Cetacean Society.

It was lethargic at the time but breathing normally, Kuo said. The society has recruited volunteers to take care of the dolphin over the weekend.    [FULL  STORY]

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