Fungie, a dolphin, has been named by Guinness book of records for being the longest living solitary Dolphin.
The dolphin was first sighted off the coast of Dingle in Country Kerry, Ireland, back in 1983. Now Fungie has been officially named by Guinness World Records as the longest-living solitary dolphin on record.
Over time Fungie has become a much-loved symbol of the region among both locals and tourists. He is believed to have been living in the area as recently as September 2019.
It’s been estimated that he is at least 40 years old. However, if the estimation is true, it means that Fungie has been living alone for a very long time now.
Bottlenose dolphins are the most favored cetaceans to ‘go solo’, embodying 78 of the 114 recorded individuals.
It is to be noted that Fungie Dolphin very narrowly beat another Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named JoJo. JoJo resides in the waters off Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
The inclusion in the Guinness Book of Records comes off on the back of a 2019 report. The report documented solitary whales and dolphins all over the world. The report was published by Marine Connection.