Dolphins are extremely intelligent and friendly creatures. For that reason they have won the affection of many people who melt just when they see their occurrences. But today we must talk about one of these creatures not only falls in love but has won the applause of many for its generosity.
His name is Mystique, a 29-year-old male humpback dolphin who has become a treasure hunter.
This little friend lives at the Dolphin Feeding Center off the coast of Cooloola, Queensland, Australia and has long become a local favorite, as well as Barnacles Café employees and visitors.
His personality has been the first hook to win the hearts of many, since Mystique is a quite generous boy.
Every time an employee of the place or any other person approaches the shore to greet him and play for a while, the grateful creature usually rewards him with a special gift. Mystique plunges into the depths of the sea to collect the most curious details for his visits.
The dolphin uses its mouth and nose to transport from pieces of wood, shells and corals that it masterfully balances until it is delivered into the hands of its visitor.
Everyone in the area is in awe of the hobby the creature has developed and comes regularly to greet it.
Local employees have stated that this behavior was something that Mystique developed on his own, it seems that the creature finds a lot of amusement in surprising humans with its details.
This little friend is quite a peculiar dolphin.
His keepers point out that Mystique is capable of giving up to ten gifts a day and suspect that the creature has its own hidden treasure under the sea.
“It gets under [and] if you drop it too far, or we say come on, that’s not good enough, then it gets under and brings it to us. We swear he has a collection waiting to bring us, “said Lyn McPherson, a volunteer caretaker.
Apparently this friend did not receive training for this trick but the matter has been so tender that many are encouraged to give him some delicious food after surprising them with its details.
Mystique’s habit is also known to have sharpened in recent months as the blockade kept tourists away.
Now everything has returned to a medium normality, as the tourist center reopened its doors and expects at least 200 people to visit the place daily.
This center has been in operation since 1950 when locals came together to help an injured dolphin that had washed ashore. After saving it, they decided to release it into the bay and as thanks the animal began to visit the area frequently but also did not arrive alone.
The rescued dolphin flocked to the bay and among the other dolphins was the generous Mystique and his mother. The locals report that our unique friend has visited the place since 1991 but 28 years later he developed his job as a treasure hunter that is making everyone happy.
There is no doubt that this dolphin is really cute and intelligent, let’s hope everyone takes care of it so that its life lasts for many years.