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Baby whale beached in Cape Town

2012-05-19 10:16

Cape Town - An injured baby pygmy sperm whale beached at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

"It has severe lacerations on its stomach caused from bashing against the rocks," spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

The oceans and coasts branch of the department of environmental affairs was holding the whale where it was found until the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) arrives.

The SPCA's vets would decide what further action to take.

The NSRI from Strandfontein and Simonstown were on the scene assisting.

  • Earlier, Lambinon said it was a dolphin that had beached.


Comments
  • Shirley - 2012-05-19 10:47

    I hope this story has a happy outcome and they are able to save it!These are wonderful,intellegent creatures! Faizie its people like you who give the human race a bad name!

      Janice - 2012-05-19 11:25

      I agree with you 100%Shirley!! Hope all goes well and YES Faizie is an absolute IDIOT!!!

      gerry.mcgrath.7 - 2012-05-19 11:28

      whos faizie?

      Janice - 2012-05-19 11:41

      Some idiot who commented"can we braai it"!! Sis man, how disgusting!

      Faizie - 2012-05-19 13:17

      Faizie, is somebody who would adopt an african baby fromn a state childrens home, would you?. We allow are children to be raped, abandon them to aging parents, dont pay maintenance. We all know these people you work with them every day. So your moral outcry about a sea creature doesnt wash with me.

      Wynand - 2012-05-19 13:41

      Faizie are you mentally retarted because you write like a 10 year old try finishing primary school first before you try commenting again

      Wynand - 2012-05-19 13:41

      Faizie are you mentally retarted because you write like a 10 year old try finishing primary school first before you try commenting again

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-19 15:35

      Faizi, you're rightly concerned about the wrongs being done by humans, but you ignore the wellbeing of an animal. Why would you you want to do this. Why not care about both.

  • jason.cumming1 - 2012-05-19 10:52

    We think its a whale, Mink. Brothers were in the water about 2 hours ago pulling it off the rocks. Managed to get him into deeper water, but then came back in. killer whales seen earlier. Uploading video in a little bit

      Jason - 2012-05-19 12:11

      @Jason, there has been a pod of Killer Whales in false bay hunting dolphins over the last few days! Its possible the baby whale got scared to close to shore!

  • Phae - 2012-05-19 11:20

    Thanks to the guys who care and are helping, hope you manage to save 'our' baby!

  • phila.nombembe - 2012-05-19 13:08

    @sakhi Y evryting happnz in Cape twn,1 it ws a ship nd nw its a bby whale,read 24news if u dnt knw

  • Herbert - 2012-05-19 13:14

    Didn't know Winnie Mandela was in town.

  • jason.cumming1 - 2012-05-19 13:31

    Here's a short edit of the attempt made by my fam to get the little guy back into the ocean. Unfortunately I don't think there was a very happy ending to this story.

      jason.cumming1 - 2012-05-19 13:34

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpLmNp1sUmI

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