Fungie measures about 3.7m (12ft) in length and must weigh over 300kg. He is a fully grown male common bottlenose dolphin, (Tursiops Truncatus), part of a diverse group of aquatic mammals. Dolphins eat fish, of course. Fungie probably needs about 30kg a day (as dolphins eat approximately 6% pf their body weight a day!!). The tidal waters of Dingle Bay mean both fishermen and birds find it hard to fish in the bay, so Fungie, with his state-of-the-art dolphin sonar and lightning speed, can feed safely and without rivals. He eats a variety of fish, squid and sometimes small crustaceans. Bottlenose dolphins have a life span of about 35 - 40 years in the wild, so we hope Fungie will break another world record of oldest dolphin!
* Fungie entered The Guinness Book of world records in 2010 for being the most loyal and longest staying resident wild Dolphin to any one area anywhere in the world.