World's tallest man pulls plastic out of dolphins' guts

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World's tallest man pulls plastic out of dolphins' guts

 

The world's tallest man has saved the lives of two dolphins by removing plastic from their stomachs with his extraordinarily long arms.

According to a report from the BBC, Bao Xishun, a 2.36m/7'9" herdsman from Mongolia, reached into the dolphins stomachs to pull out dangerous shards of plastic.

The dolphins, which were on display at an aquarium in Fushun, north-east China, had swallowed pieces of plastic used around their pool and vets had been unable to remove them. "Bao was then able to use his 1.06m/40" long arms to remove the plastic..."Bao, who is listed in the Guiness Book of Records as the world's tallest living man, reached into the dolphins' stomachs.

Assistants held back the dolphins' jaws, which were wrapped in towels, to prevent him being bitten.

The BBC says that Bao was then able to use his 1.06m/40" long arms to remove the plastic.

Zhu Xiaoling told the news agency Xinhua: "Some very small plastic pieces are still left in the dolphins' stomachs.

"However the dolphins will be able to digest these and are expected to recover soon."