The dolphin care team erupted into cheers last night as Tangles entered the feed area with her first born calf.
Tangles kept her calf very close by her side and stayed out the back of the feed area.
As this is Tangles first born calf she will be extremely protective of it and over the next few weeks we should see mother and calf develop a very strong bond together.
The young calf will be able to keep up with Tangles by swimming in Tangle's wake (nursing position) and will suckle approximately every 10 minutes in the first few weeks as the calf will almost double in its size. It is extremely important that the calf develops a thick blubber layer to insulate itself from the temperate waters of Moreton Bay. This is very important for the calf's survival.
We are all very proud of Tangles and look forward to the nightly feeds to observe how mother and calf are going.