Thursday, 9 September 2010

Bottlenose dolphin gives birth to calf in Tampere

A happy event occurred in the Särkänniemi Dolphinarium on Monday evening when one of the attraction’s female bottlenose dolphins gave birth to a calf. The calf is said to be doing well, as is its 32-year-old mother, Veera.

So far the calf’s sex is still unclear as the dolphinarium wants to allow the mother and the calf to get accustomed to each other in peace and practice breastfeeding. Even the pictures of the newcomer have been taken from behind a glass wall. Previously two new-born bottlenose dolphin calves have survived in Särkänniemi.
Annually around 270,000 people visit the Tampere attraction.


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