Tangalooma’s New Baby Dolphin (Video Included)

Tangalooma Island Resort has welcomed a new addition to its family of wild dolphins, as proud mum Tangles showed off her new calf to onlookers last night.

WONDER IN THE WILD: Tangalooma's wild dolphin family has welcomed a new calf with mum Tangles introducing her first-born offspring to delighted onlookers. Picture: Tangalooma Island Resort Source: Supplied

Dolphin Care team manager Susan Hassard said on Monday evening that Tangles was doing well and already showing signs of being a great mother, keeping her one-day-old baby away from the nightly feeding program.

“Tangles is showing all the signs of being an excellent mother and this will give her little one a great chance of survival,” Mrs Hassard said.

“Tangalooma’s dolphins are very successful at raising strong and healthy offspring with an incredible 100 per cent survival rate.

“We are so excited to see this new baby appear.”

The young dolphin is yet to be named as staff at Tangalooma Resort wait to see how its personality develops.

Read the story in the “Courier Mail”

For those that aren’t familiar with Tangalooma, it’s about 40klms from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on Moreton Island, the Island is 38km long, and 9km across. See here for Map and more information. Tangalooma is famous for it’s daily Dolphin feeding, as well as Whale watching.

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8 Responses to Tangalooma’s New Baby Dolphin (Video Included)

  1. malc50 says:

    Thanks magsx2. According to wikipedia, dolphins are descendants of land-living ungulates (hoofed animals) that first entered the oceans around 50 million years ago. We keep learning every day. Have a nice day! Cheers.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi malc50,
      It’s amazing to think of these beautiful sea creatures as hoofed, just can’t seem to picture it at all. Yes we do learn something new every day.

  2. Jill says:

    He is cute, is it a he or a she? Another new member of the family for the people of Tangalooma. I haven’t been out to the Island for ages, will have to do another day trip out I think, to see the newest member.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Jill,
      I don’t think they know just yet, way too young yet to check, we will find out as time goes on. I also haven’t been out there for awhile, not a good time to go just yet, with the school holidays on, you may not be able to get a booking on the boat.

  3. travelrat says:

    We didn’t see that, but we did see the dolphin feeding at Tin Can Bay, about which I’ll be posting and putting up some video in about a month

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      Yes the Tin Can Bay experience is no different really, just a different location. I love dolphins, they are such gentle creatures as well as being very smart.

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog, magsx2. That’s an adorable baby dolphin! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one – a baby. They’re amazing animals. Insomnia is paying me a visit now and it’s funny because this post reminded me of one I wrote during another sleepless night (or morning?). Have you heard of Monkey Mia?

    http://bighappynothing.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/monkeying-around-with-dolphins/

    P.S. Your Live Traffic Feed is great. One of the things I love about blogging is “meeting” people from all over the world, like you!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Amiable Amiable,
      They sure are beautiful animals, I’ve never seen a baby (calf) this young, at the time the picture was taken, the baby was 1 day old.
      Yes I have heard of Monkey Mia, another beautiful place.
      Glad you like the Traffic Feed, I’ve only it for a couple of days, and I’m more than happy with it, it’s very interesting to see the Countries that people come from that have visited.
      Thank You for stopping by, and your comment.

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