Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Dolphin calf at Minnesota Zoo (Via D.R Shoop)


It's a girl! There's a new addition to the Minnesota Zoo Dolphin
Stadium. After just two hours of delivery and 12 months of pregnancy, Allie, one of three Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at the zoo, gave birth to a calf at 10:51 p.m. Saturday. On Monday, the zoo confirmed the calf is a female.The newborn calf weighs approximately 30 pounds and is about 3-feet-long. She's the second born to Allie, who is 23. This is the father, Semo's, fourth calf. Dolphin Stadium will be closed Sunday in order for Allie and her new calf to bond and be nurtured.The calf is expected to go on exhibit in the fall, if all goes well.

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