Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Jet Makes a Splash

Jet's making a big splash
23rd January 2010

Jet may only be seven weeks old, but he has become a crowd favourite at the Pet Porpoise Pool.

NOT many seven-week-old babies can swim but Jet, the newest addition to the Pet Porpoise Pool family, is already powering along like an Olympian.

An alert and curious young dolphin, Jet has been stealing the limelight from his mum, Calamity, since his birth on December 3.

The youngster enjoys swimming past the viewing window and sneaking a peek at Pool visitors even though Calalmaity likes to position herself protectively between her baby and the window.

“At seven weeks of age, Jet is now more adventurous, exploring on his own when he can sneak away from mum just for a few moments,” said Greg Pickering, Senior Dolphin Curator at the Pet Porpoise Pool. “He’s starting to touch and play with the balls the trainers provide for the other dolphins.”

One of the intimate moments visitors can witness is Jet nursing from his mother through the viewing windows and observation ridge provided at the pool.


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