Shocking moment dolphin sinks its teeth into six-year-old boy’s hand

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Turning over painful! Shocking moment dolphin sinks its teeth into the hand of a six-year-old boy in the aquarium after mistaking it for food

  • Boy held his hand over the pool of the Nemo Dolphinarium aquarium in Ukraine
  • Dolphin then came out of the water and put his teeth in the child’s hand
  • Child needed multiple stitches but trainer said dolphin was not aggressive

Shocking footage has captured the moment a dolphin sinks its teeth into a six-year-old boy’s hand after mistaking it for food in an aquarium.

The unidentified child was bitten by the dolphin in Odessa, Ukraine, on Sunday after he held his hand over a pool of the Nemo Dolphinarium aquarium.

Standing with his arm outstretched, the video captures the dolphin jumping out of the water and biting the six-year-old boy’s hand.

The boy, who tried to touch the mammal, was taken to hospital with deep cuts and several stitches.

The unidentified child was bitten by the dolphin in Odessa, Ukraine, on Sunday after he held his hand over a pool of the Nemo Dolphinarium aquarium.

The unidentified child was bitten by the dolphin in Odessa, Ukraine, on Sunday after he held his hand over a pool of the Nemo Dolphinarium aquarium.

According to the dolphin’s trainer, the animal was not hungry or aggressive.

Officials added that the incident happened after visitors were warned not to approach the pool’s edge or put their hands in the water.

The footage, filmed by the boy’s mother, captures the child holding his palm over a swimming pool in the Nemo Dolphinarium on Sunday.

Moments later, a dolphin jumps out of the water and sinks its teeth into the outstretched hand of the visitor.

The terrified boy screams in pain as the mammal lets go of his limb.

In the photo: the dolphin

In the photo: the dolphin

While standing with outstretched arm, the dolphin jumps out of the water and bites the six-year-old boy’s hand

The boy, who tried to pet the mammal, was taken to hospital with deep cuts and several stitches hecht

The boy, who tried to pet the mammal, was taken to hospital with deep cuts and several stitches hecht

Olena Komogorova, the head coach of the Dolphinarium, said: ‘A hand, stretched out over the water, means that someone is offering something tasty.’

The boy’s mother said her son held his hand over the water to pet the dolphin.

Speaking to local media, the woman reportedly blamed herself for what happened and said she would not sue the aquarium.

The board of the Dolfinarium plans to strengthen security measures after the incident, local media say.

Olena Komogorova (above), the head coach of the Dolphinarium, said: 'A hand, stretched out above the water, means someone is offering something tasty'

Olena Komogorova (above), the head coach of the Dolphinarium, said: ‘A hand, stretched out above the water, means someone is offering something tasty’

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