We observe spontaneous Hawking radiation, stimulated by quantum vacuum ﬂuctuations, emanating from an analogue black hole in an atomic Bose–Einstein condensate. Correlations are observed between the Hawking particles outside the black hole and the partner particles inside. These correlations indicate an approximately thermal distribution of Hawking radiation. We ﬁnd that the high-energy pairs are entangled, while the low-energy pairs are not, within the reasonable assumption that excitations with different frequencies are not correlated. The entanglement veriﬁes the quantum nature of the Hawking radiation. The results are consistent with a driven oscillation experiment and a numerical simulation.