Hump Day Distraction: Dolphins Love Gymnastics

Nov 19, 2014 at 11:04 am |

In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego, Sadie, a 13-year-old bottlenose dolphin at SeaWorld San Diego, swims with her newborn calf at the marine park's Dolphin Stadium October 20, 2014 in San Diego, California. The calf, born on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 3:32 p.m., is strong and appears to be in good health. She is nursing regularly and continues to bond with its mother. This is the 80th bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld San Diego

Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images

Dolphins are extremely intelligent mammals. Their eyesight and hearing are both excellent, making them experts at communication. They’re also popular among human beings because of their playful attitude–which occasionally offers us the opportunity to interact with them.

The video below features a girl preforming gymnastics stunts for a curious dolphin.

The dolphin in this video lets out a burst of laughter as a young girl twists and twirls outside its tank. She then goes head-over-heels a few times, and the dolphin immediately becomes fascinated by the show. The two share a joyous moment together before the dolphin gives a nod of appreciation, and swims off.

Some consider the girl the “dolphin whisperer.”

Is it the girl or gymnastics trick that entertains the dolphins? Decide for yourself and watch the short video below.


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