New Zealand mourns dolphin death

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New Zealand mourns dolphin death

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New Zealand is mourning the death of an icon: Moko, the bottlenose dolphin.

Moko was a regular fixture on the beaches of the country’s northeast coast where he would play with swimmers and surfers.

His coffin was carried through the seaside town of Whakatane before being buried in a traditional Maori funeral in front of 400 mourners.

Moko gained worldwide fame in 2008, when he helped guide two stranded pygmy sperm whales back into deep waters.