Researchers in New Zealand discovered that Kiwi, a wild bottle-nose dolphin, adopted an hourglass dolphin calf that was named Pee-Wee. Kiwi even nursed Pee-Wee!
The most likely reason for this to happen was because Kiwi’s first calf apparently died after Kiwi was stranded temporarily on a beach. Kiwi probably instinctively began to care for the orphaned hourglass dolphin. Or, maybe she knew Pee-Wee was suffering. Whatever the reason, Kiwi now has a calf and Pee-Wee has a mom.