Saturday, August 09, 2008

People's attention is captivated by baby dolphin

THE dolphin family at Sea World has welcomed a new addition with open flippers.
The calf was born on July 27 to 30-year-old Miko and staff at Sea World said mother and baby were doing well.

Today it swum comfortably with the other dolphins but stayed closed to Miko all morning.
The calf is yet to be named as staff are yet to discover if it's a boy or a girl.

Marine Animal Trainer Amanda Davis said dolphins had a 12 month gestation period and the calf was born late at night 10 days ago.

``We came in the next day and there was it was in the water,'' she said.

``We knew Miko was showing signs of labour and were hoping the calf would be in the water but it was still a nice surprise.''

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