In the waters off Spain, a photographer captured a pilot whale mourning its dead child. She held the child’s body with her mouth. Although most of the child’s skin had fallen off, she still refused to let go and refused to accept this fact. In the video, her calls have also been recorded, and although we haven’t deciphered the whale’s language yet, her calls for her children are already moving. She was also surrounded by a group of relatives, who seemed to be accompanying her through this sad time.
Whales and dolphins are social animals. They are both highly intelligent and affectionate marine mammals. This is probably why many people think they are cute.