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Baby dolphin is born, takes its first breath, hangs out with mom

Last Friday, at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, a healthy, 40-pound, 3-foot-long dolphin calf was born. Check out its first moments…

Unfortunate update: Between the time of my scheduling this post and when it was published, the Chicago Tribune reported that this new dolphin didn’t make it. It’s still a beautiful video, of course, but now with a sad tone to it.

(via Chicago Tribune)

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5 comments for “Baby dolphin is born, takes its first breath, hangs out with mom

  1. JasonShallowOcean
    11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am

    Even before having read the comments, and after having read that the baby did not survive I already knew the MOST suitable place for that dolphin calf was the shallow seas to survive. Liz put it bluntly, “sterile” and I say un-natural. Lessons learned here, I am sure, or at least hope so, for us all, but specially for the folks who made the attempt to take care of the situation.Other than that, I must now say heaven is or will never be boring* because it will be full of awesome things like seen here on the video.*if you are like me, I believe heaven is getting to see and live nearby animals. It will NEVER be boring, never.

  2. 11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am


  3. MetalCollector
    11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am

    Actually no, I agree with Liz. What a place to raise a baby. I don’t agree the baby didn’t have the will to live or anything, but I too was contrasting that pool as I watched it to the natural beauty of the ocean. That doesn’t make me a different SPECIES or make me, or Liz, have to “S. T. F. U.”

  4. Steve
    11/30/-0001 at 12:00 am

    Wow… sounds like you have some EXPERIENCE with NO WILL TO LIVE there LIZZIE! Do the world a FAVOR… GIVE IN to it! The LESS the world hears from your SPECIES the BETTER! S. T. F. U.