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Dolphin video scores on YouTube

2011-04-13 12:07

Cape Town - A YouTube video of animals playing together has drawn over one million views on the Google-owned video sharing site.

The video shows the cat sitting at the edge of a pool making what appears to be affectionate contact with the dolphin. Though the location of the video is unclear, the description places it at Theatre of the Sea marine animal park in 1997.

As of Wednesday, the video, uploaded on March 6, had attracted just under two million views.

"Damn nature, you awesome!" wrote a user calling himself CrunchyDaddy.

"So many thumbs up. o.O," wrote XQwertsX 7.

But not the comments were positive. Some hinted that the cute display might be harbouring a darker behaviour.

"I worry about whether the cat is eaten by the dolphin," wrote pandawolf2008.

Several YouTube videos have made headlines in recent times, and the site will be re-organised by owners Google to attract a bigger slice of the TV audience and the advertising that will hopefully follow.

It seems that the audience takes a particular liking to unusual videos of animal interactions on the site. A video featuring humans and animals, titled Funny Animals, has attracted over 11 million views, though it was uploaded in 2007.


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Here's the dolphin and cat video:


Comments
  • wtfxxbob - 2011-04-13 12:59

    cat thinking: mmm super size sardine dolphin thinking: mmm furry sardine both thinking: is it safe to eat?

  • siren703 - 2011-04-13 13:50

    awesome, got to love it. if only us of the same species could play nice.

  • wahwah - 2011-04-13 14:36

    Quite literally amazing scenes. This is the sort of news I want clogging up my News24 'Top Stories' rss feed. The nuclear crisis in Japan, Mubarak's demise, IPL coverage - no, move aside, the world needs to know about an animal video on Youtube and user XQwertsX 7's comments concerning it. I look forward to some more hard hitting news coverage of this nature. Maybe next time you can interview random people on the street and get their thoughts on the weather. THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW!!!111

      Mr.Faice - 2011-04-13 14:51

      We don't need YOUR kak attitude clogging up OUR News 24. The other stories you mentioned are covered on an ongoing basis.

      Mr.Faice - 2011-04-13 14:51

      We don't need YOUR kak attitude clogging up OUR News 24. The other stories you mentioned are covered on an ongoing basis.

      Mr.Faice - 2011-04-13 14:52

      We don't need YOUR kak attitude clogging up OUR News 24. The other stories you mentioned are covered on an ongoing basis. WAHWAHWAHWAH, cry-baby!!

      wahwah - 2011-04-13 15:04

      Chill out, sweet cheeks. I was only yankin' your collective balls. The video was a televisual delight and I for one would like to see more lolcat videos posted to the site. xoxoxo

      Mr.Faice - 2011-04-13 15:21

      Oh very good. You got me. Well done, you must be so proud of yourself.

  • Diablo7 - 2011-04-13 15:46

    Looks like the dolphin wants some pussy;)

  • Diablo7 - 2011-04-13 15:46

    Looks like the dolphin wants some pussy;)

  • Diablo7 - 2011-04-13 15:46

    Looks like the dolphin wants some cat for dinner...

  • ginny.rawstorne - 2011-04-14 08:40

    it says "this video is private" why aren't we able to open it?

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