Special Arrival

Thu, 24 Nov 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

New calf to the dolphin feeding (Special Arrival)

One of Tangalooma's most famous wild dolphins gave crowds a wonderful surprise during a wild dolphin feeding session recently, with the arrival of her long-awaited calf.

The mother of the new-born, 17 year-old Tangles, is one of the most frequent visitors to the Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Programme, with her last calf, Cruze, being born in 2012.

Tangalooma Eco Ranger, Sue Hassard said the arrival of a newborn calf to the feeding area at such a young age is a testament to the relationship and trust the Tangalooma Dolphin Care Team have with the wild dolphins that visit on a regular basis.

"It's always very special when there is a new addition to the Tangalooma family," Ms Hassard said.

"We have worked so hard to build the bond we have with these beautiful creatures. It's so strong, that the dolphins that visit us daily have trust in us, and Tangles has bought her one day old baby dolphin into the provisioning area in front of our guests."

Tangalooma Island Resort implements very strict procedures and policies to ensure there are no impacts on the safety and the bond between mother and calf, and will monitor both extremely carefully over the next few months. The experienced staff will begin to feed 'Tangles' at the back of the feeding area, away from the other dolphins.

Check out the latest addition to Tangalooma's dolphin family!

Stay in the loop with 'Tangles' newborn and keep an eye out for the naming competition, visit Tangalooma's Facebook or Instagram.

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