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This calf approached the zodiacs over and over, moving from one boat to the next for touching for an hour. He couldn't get enough. The motive - play? curiosity? social instinct? - is a great mystery, but I am so glad to have met him. Mother lovingly supported him on her nose, encouraged him to approach the zodiacs, and even approached and allowed herself to be touched. They moved with great delicacy near the zodiacs, except when momma pushed the boat around with her nose, seemingly for fun. It seemed obvious that there is intelligence behind their eyes. Baja California, Mexico

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