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Visits to the zoo normally mean that we humans are entertained by watching animals, but in this case, it's the other way around. A mesmerized dolphin looks on as a young girl tumbles, cartwheels and twirls, and it could not be happier to watch the show. For this dolphin, it was a performance to remember. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Cat Is a Total Paper Pusher Raccoon Refuses to Leave His Bed Exotic Shorthair Kittens Take a Car Ride...

According to staff at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, Fuji, the first dolphin in the world to receive a prosthetic tail fin, has died of liver disease at an age estimated to be about 45. Credit: Getty Creative In early October, aquarium officials observed Fuji's appetite decreasing and her swimming patterns becoming unstable. She passed away on November 1. VIDEO: Dolphins Give Each Other Unique Names Fuji arrived at the aquarium in 1976, after having been captured off Ito City, on Japan's eastern shore. In 2002, an unknown disease caused 75 percent of her tail fin to rot. Without the fin, a dolphin cannot maneuver in the water. But thanks to a rubberized prosthetic tail fin desi...

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WELLINGTON - New Zealand on Wednesday dismissed a call from top marine scientists to better protect a rare dolphin, saying existing safeguards for the creature dubbed "the hobbit of the sea" were sufficient. Credit: Flickr/Earthrace Conservation The International Whaling Commission's (IWC) scientific committee, representing more than 200 marine experts, has warned that the Maui's dolphin will become extinct unless fishing is banned in its habitat. Researchers believe only around 50 Maui's dolphins are left in their sole range -- shallow waters off the North Island's west coast -- and they estimate three-to-four are accidentally killed as fishing by-catch every year. Conservation Minister...