WATCH: Baby whale takes its first breaths in Zinkwazi

A breathtaking video of a mother humpback whale seemingly helping her newborn calf take its first breaths has been captured at Zinkwazi beach.

Local resident Frans du Toit flew his drone over the cow and calf early yesterday morning, resting not too far off shore

Newborn whales are unable to swim within the first few moments of their life, and would quickly drown without assistance.

The baby is therefore guided to the surface for its first breath.

Sightings in South Africa are not unusual from June to January as the whales migrate up the east coast to calve and mate in the waters off Mozambique and Madagascar.

Posted by Frans du Toit on Wednesday, 9 August 2017


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