Gulf World announces dolphin birth

Published 02/09 2016 03:58PM

Updated 02/09 2016 03:58PM

At 3:30 am on February 8th Luna, a 10 year old Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, gave birth to her first calf, Gulf World officials wrote in a news release.

"She was born in the main dolphin stadium habitat weighing in at approximately 30 pounds and 3 feet long. She has begun to successfully nurse and can be seen riding in the safety of her mother’s slipstream," the news release states. "This calf has made Sandy, Luna’s mother, a first time grandmother." 

Officials add that the calf will be under 24 hour observation for the next several weeks by Gulf World veterinary and marine mammal staff.

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