Despite our best efforts to love cute animals, nature can be so cruel, dashing our feelings at every turn.
Animals eat other animals. It's not very pretty.
Dunham, a juvenile male dolphin, was released Tuesday morning after eight months in rehab recovering from pneumonia.
Jeni Hatter, spokeswoman for the Clearwater [Florida] Marine Aquarium, said the dolphin was attacked twice by at least two different sharks. Hatter said experts nearby were monitoring the dolphin with a VHF radio transmitter at the time of the attack.
Hatter said experts rushed to the dolphin and euthanized him because of the life-threatening injuries.