Little Zephyr has been doing well since his mother Shadow passed away. Zephyr will be 2 years old on the 17th Sept and has been seen on several occasions swimming out the back of the feed area hunting fish. Zephyr will come into the feed area intermittently, although he will not stay for long. When he is in the feed area, he will interact with Phoenix (Tink's calf) swimming and hunting together.
Zephyr was still very dependent on his mother when she passed away. He is now catching his whole daily intake; he has to or he will not survive. Staff have observed Zephyr to be in good condition, he has no injuries or marks and he does not appear to be underweight.
Zephyr can often be seen swimming with an older female dolphin called Bella and at times he will position himself underneath her belly in the nursing position and will ride in her wake as they swim along. Maybe Bella is comforting Zephyr. Zephyr however does seem to have lost his spark, and at times he looks a little lost, but over time he will find his place in the pod and regain his playful character.