humpback dolphin

The birth of a Humpback Dolphin is being celebrated in Gansbaai because the species is endangered, take a look at the happy calf below.

 

Gansbaai, Western Cape – Jax Bath who works for Dyer Island Cruises shared some very exciting news about the birth of a Humpback Dolphin.

Humpback Dolphins are endangered, so every birth is a cause for celebration. They are found along the coasts of Africa and India South to Australia.

“Yesterday, we spotted what appeared to be a Mother Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin and her new calf. We didn’t manage to get any good photographs yesterday, but we certainly got lucky today. Mom and baby were found travelling with 3 other Humpback Dolphins and we were able to get some great shots!

If you have a close look at baby, you can see the little one has got some tiger stripes. These stripes are called fetal folds, caused by the calf’s time in the uterus. As the calf ages and “fill out”, the stripes will disappear.” – Jax Bath

With the South African population is estimated to be less than 500 individuals, which is why they are classified as an endangered species.

Jax took pictures of the newborn which you can see below.


Sources: Facebook
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