Thursday, 16 September 2010

Baby dolphin named for 'leaping water'

It's taken six months but the baby dolphin born at Sea World on the Gold Coast in February finally has a name, and her carers say it's been worth waiting for.

The name Tallulah, meaning "leaping water" in a native American language, was suggested for the female calf by Stacey Taverna, from Moama in NSW, as part of a national competition sponsored by Eveready Dolphin torches.

Ms Taverna said she chose the name because she thought it would suit a beautiful baby dolphin. Sea World trainers Erin King and Alana Keane said Tallulah is a perfect match for the calf's playful personality.


NOTE: The calf was born to Hallie at Sea World Australia on February 9, 2010.

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