Saturday, September 13, 2008

Las Vegas: MGM Mirage welcomes baby dolphin

A third-generation baby dolphin was born Saturday at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. Habitat officials said the female took its first breath with its mother and grandmother nearby.

The Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was the eighth dolphin to be born at the habitat.

The unnamed calf was born after a two-hour labor. It has been thriving since birth, habitat officials said.

The calf, as well as the habitat's other dolphins, are on display for public viewing.

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