First-time Dolphin Mom gives birth to Male Calf at Brookfield Zoo

December 15, 2014 5:07 PM

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First-time Dolphin Mom gives birth to Male Calf at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo announced on Friday that a male calf was born to a dolphin. The calf weighs about 35-40 pounds and measures 3 and 1/2 feet long. According to the zoo, the calf was born to a first-time mom, Allison.

The zoo located in the Chicago provided nursing and slipstream to the calf so that it could rest in his mother’s wake. According to a curator for marine mammals, Rita Stacey, dolphin and her baby’s behavior encouraged the zoo. She said that the mother and calf are behaving normal but the first month...

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