Solitary Dolphin On TV
Like other solitary sociable dolphins before him, Moko the friendly bottlenose dolphin in New Zealand is increasingly causing concerns because of his boisterous (and some say aggressive) behaviour. An item on TVNZ describes this behaviour and these concerns and can be seen on You Tube: here.
There are claims that he has ‘stolen’ surfboards, left teenage girls and women stranded at sea, even battered and bruised, and some say it's only a matter of time before Moko the dolphin causes a deadly accident.
WDCS experts believe that Moko is exhibiting the typical behaviour of a solitary sociable dolphin who has been habituated to human company and that he is increasingly at risk of being harmed. For more information about solitary sociable dolphins click here and for deatils of WDCS’s latest research paper on this phenomenon here.