Here’s one dolphin who doesn’t mind a net… as he loves playing basketball with his nose

Mangalore Today

This dolphin could give some Olympic basketball players a run for their money - as he loves nothing more than shooting hoops using his nose.

The clever dolphin clearly has mastered the art of basketball and scores point after point flipping the ball up through the hoop with his nose.

Amateur photographer Sergio Longhi, 44, captured the athletic animal’s incredible sporting feat as it splashed around with keepers at a sanctuary in Cuba.

He shoots, he scores: A dolphin at a sanctuary in Cuba has mastered the art of shooting basketball hoops

Riding the wave: The Dolphin celebrates scoring a slam dunk with an energetic display

Sergio, from Sezana, Slovenia, said: ’I love dolphins, and my wife Elizabeth and I had gone to see them splashing around at this sanctuary.

’They are such clever animals, and we were so pleased to see some of them jumping about in the water with their trainers.

’But we were stunned when one trainer threw a ball in with the dolphin and he started performing like this - the animals obviously enjoy the stimulation, and it was a pleasure to watch.

Bathing: The dolphin looks delighted with its sporting prowess as he glides through the water

’I tried to take the best pictures I could manage, but the show was so breath-taking I forgot to concentrate on my camera.

’It was fascinating to see them dancing, jumping, playing, interacting with the keepers, and behaving like humans.’

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