Experts are confounded by a strange phenomenon near to the south coast of Australia where wild dolphins are reportedly walking on their tails.

Experts are confounded by a strange phenomenon near to the south coast of Australia where wild dolphins are reportedly walking on their tails.

Mike Bossley of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society told the South Australia Tourism Commission that his team is baffled by the behaviour, which appears to have been sparked by one dolphin teaching the others.

“We can’t for the life of us work out why they do it,” he remarked. “This indicates that they do learn from each other.”

Dolphins generally only walk on their tails after being trained to do so while in captivity.

The creatures are just one of a number of animals that may entice people to visit Australia.

According to Australian newspaper the Courier-Mail, Desley Boyle, state tourism minister, claimed last year that crocodiles living in urban areas are an attraction to international tourists who enjoy the convenient photo opportunities this presents them with.

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