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Club Med Cherating Beach Saved a Baby Whale

October 12, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Club Med Cherating Beach, an eco-friendly jungle beach resort in Malaysia had a pleasant surprise on 9 October 2017, Monday when a four-meter young whale found itself on the Cherating Beach in the late morning.  

In a heartbeat, Club Med G.Os (Gentil Organisateur) rallied everyone together to push the beached whale back into the water. After 30 minutes of pulling and pushing back and forth, the young whale was safe and sound and swam out further out to sea.

“We never imagined we’d actually see a whale on the beach and everyone’s immediate instinct was to help her get back to the ocean. The rangers at the nearby turtle sanctuary were called and everyone went to work to help the whale. We dug a hole in front of her, we got wet towels to put over her. It was a strange experience for me, I’ve never touched a whale or had a whale breathe on my face; I wasn’t expecting that. We worked together until she was able to get back in the ocean and we watched her until we lost sight of her. Everyone was really happy she was okay. All you could feel was compassion for the baby whale and it was an unforgettable experience,” commented Marifer Calderon, Event Manager at Club Med Cherating Beach.

Mirroring Club Med’s ethos, Venture into the wild with us, it was a unique experience that allowed guests to experience the values of taking care of wildlife and its conservation first-hand.

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