Wild Dolphins Learn "Tail Walk" By Dolphin Formerly In Captivity
Wild dolphins filmed off the coast of Australia are putting on a terrific show of "tail walking". It seems that these wild dolphins are engaging in this activity for mere amusement purposes, "Tail Walking" is a trick that is taught to dolphins usually in captivity. This behavior is thought to have be learned from a dolphin formerly held in captivity named "Billy" that was released back into the wild in January of 1988. Dolphins are viewed already as extremely intelligent, social sea creatures without human teachings or influence. This newly aquired ability activity illustrates the capacity of a species to share , learn and adapt as well as we humans can.