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Fungie finally makes it into Guinness World Records

Fungie is the world's oldest solitary dolphin, according to the Guinness Book of Records

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Fungie, photographed from Dingle Dolphin Tours. He has lived around Dingel Bay since the 1980s.

Fungie, photographed from Dingle Dolphin Tours. He has lived around Dingel Bay since the 1980s.

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Fungie, photographed from Dingle Dolphin Tours. He has lived around Dingel Bay since the 1980s.

Fungie the Dolphin has finally made it into the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest solitary dolphin.

He was first sighted off the coast of Dingle in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1983, and is believed to be 40 years old.

Legend has it that Fungie has roamed the waters since his partner tragically died - or at least that's what some of the local tour guides on Kerry's Dingle Peninsula claim.


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