|Moko the Dolphin|
Currently featured as one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 Heroic Animals, Moko the Dolphin made headlines when she saved two beached whales on the eastern cost of the North Island in the summer of 2008. While human rescuers failed to guide the mother whale and her calf back to deep water, Moko saved their lives by managing to communicate with the pair and lead them back to safety. The bottlenose dolphin sadly passed away last July but fans – many of whom once swam with Moko at Mahia Beach – still leave messages of love on her Facebook page!
Post from Tourism New Zealand
Photo courtesy Tourism New Zealand