Adorable humpback dolphin named Mystique presents gifts from the bottom of the ocean to humans in exchange for a delicious meal
- A dolphin named Mystique loves to bring guests presents from the ocean floor
- The 29-year-old male dolphin brings items such as bottles, coral and shells
- Mystique the humpback dolphin is rewarded with fish for the presents he brings
A humpback dolphin has developed an adorable habit of bringing visitors treasures from the bottom of the ocean.
Mystique, a 29-year-old male dolphin, has become a firm favourite among visitors at the Barnacles Café and Dolphin Feeding centre on Queensland’s Cooloola Coast.
Eager visitors flock to see Mystique’s impressive collection of gifts discovered from down under, such as dazzling shells, coral and antique bottles.
Staff say they are convinced he has a collection stashed away ready to delight visitors.
Mystique brings gifts to volunteers at the Barnacles Café and Dolphin Feeding centre on Queensland’s Cooloola Coast
The 29-year-old male dolphin brings items such as bottles, coral and shells in his beak
Lyn McPherson, a volunteer feeder, said Mystique developed his generous habit without training, ABC reported.
Staff now reward him with a tasty fish treat for his efforts.
‘He gets under it [and] if he drops it too far out, or we say “come on, that’s not good enough”, then he gets underneath it and brings it to us,’ she said.
‘We swear he has a collection waiting to bring to us.’
He is one of seven dolphins in his pod but the only one to hunt for presents.
Another male dolphin often accompanies Mystique on his adventures in the hopes of also getting some treats.
Typically 200 people visit the centre every day but it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The business reopened on May 16.
He is one of seven dolphins in his pod but the only one to hunt for presents