Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Gulf World announces Third Baby Dolphin Birth in a Month

Gulf World Marine Park is proud to announce the third birth in a three-week period of an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Indie, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin, gave birth at 9:05 pm on Saturday September 11, 2010. At this time, we cannot confirm if the baby is a male or female, we will announce the sex after confirmation.

Indie and her calf are presently housed with Brinnon and Sandy that gave birth a few days ago. All six dolphins are doing well and the moms seem to be working together to care for the little ones.

Traditionally we will wait ten days before naming any new baby. The first ten days are very critical for the mom and calf to bond. This time period allows the mom to teach the baby important skills that it needs to survive. As you know, the baby born on Aug 23rd was named Striker and the second born on Aug 31st has been named Jett. We will be announcing the name of the third baby in a few days.

Gulf World’s Veterinarian and marine mammal staff will continue monitor all six dolphins very closely.


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