Mandurah dolphin Malika gives birth to a calf


Dolphin tours are a major tourist attraction in Mandurah.
Mandurah dolphin Malika gives birth to a calf
Mandurah dolphin Malika gives birth to a calf
Mandurah dolphin Malika gives birth to a calf
Dolphin tours are a major tourist attraction in Mandurah.

MANDURAH has an adorable new addition and it will need a name.

Mandurah Cruises announced the birth of the dolphin after the calf was spotted last week.

The mother of the newborn is Malika and Mandurah Cruises will be running a naming competition on Facebook.

The calf is only a day or two old; it was spotted in the Harvey Estuary with a pod of 15 and some of last year’s calves.

This is the first inland Mandurah dolphin calf born this year, but it joins two coastal calves.

The pod is made up of Hayley, her calf Comet, Bowie and her calf Ziggy, Sweetpea and her calf Sugarsnap and others.

Mandurah Cruises wrote on social media that this is their favourite time of the year because of the number of newborn dolphins along their cruise route.

The tricycle has given Mercy Place residents the chance to ride on a nearby cycle path, with staff reporting they love going for a ride when many have not been on a bike for several decades.

Service manager Christina Venables said cycling was very much part of many residents’ lives.

“Residents are thrilled with the tricycle we’ve bought, with many reminiscing about the many hours they would spend cycling to school when it was perfectly normal for kids to ride 20 or more kilometres every day to their nearest high school,” she said.

“We even have people recalling 10-mile trips to the beach to escape the perils of war or to collect their shopping, so this new addition is causing many a trip down memory lane.”

Thirty-two per cent of all food orders in pubs and bars are for steaks.

Australia’s biggest steak lovers live in Perth and Brisbane, while burgers are number two in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, and seafood is number two in Perth and Melbourne (5 per cent of Perth people enjoy a burger at the pub). Chips were the fourth most ordered meal in Melbourne and third in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth but did not even make the top five in Sydney.

Sydneysiders are Australia’s biggest schnitzel lovers.

Brisbane diners pay the most for a steak with an average $21.15.