A dolphin calf was born on Saturday morning June 30 at 8:47 a.m. at SeaWorld Orlando. The young calf’s sex is unknown at this time, but it has been seen nursing and bonding with its mom, Starkey, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Starkey’s sixth birth.
Park guests can see the pair at SeaWorld’s Dolphin Nursery where pregnant dolphins, new mothers, their calves and experienced moms live together.
On May 20 SeaWorld‘s animal rescue team traveled to Three Sisters Island, in Volusia County, Fla. to rescue a stranded newborn dolphin calf.
Weighing slightly less than 35 pounds, the male calf was found stranded in shallow waters under a mangrove. SeaWorld’s animal care experts believe the dolphin is no more than five days old due to itssize, the upright stature of its dorsal fin and the attached umbilical cord at the time of rescue.
Preliminary tests have showed no major health issues but to ensure the young animal gets the essential nutrients he needs, SeaWorld’s animal team has been manually tube-feeding the dolphin every twohours. Dolphin calves typically nurse from their mother until they are 12 to 18 months old.
Participants in a whale-watching expedition launched from Dana Wharf in Dana Point, California, had a once in a lifetime experience when a huge pod of dolphins showed up near their boat. Pretty amazing!
A dolphin calf was born last Tuesday morning at 9:36 a.m. at SeaWorld Orlando. The calf weighs 35 pounds and is 40 inches long, the sex is yet unknown at this time. The bay dolphin was seen nursing and bonding with its mom, which is a good indication that the it is doing well.
The pair can be seen at SeaWorld’s Dolphin Nursery, where pregnant dolphins, new mothers, their calves and experienced moms live together.