Dolphin Born at Discovery Cove

Congratulations to Rose, the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin who lives at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld’s all-inclusive day resort. Her female calf was welcomed into the world Wednesday, February 12, at 5:35 a.m.

Congratulations Rose! Your calf is beautiful.

Congratulations Rose! Your calf is beautiful.

The yet-to-be-named little girl is nursing and bonding with her mother, which is a good indicator that she’s doing well. This is Rose’s second birth, and the 27th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.

Manatee Born at SeaWorld Orlando

A sonogram taken July 20 clearly shows the calf’s spine and a heartbeat.

The pregnant manatee rescued in Merritt Island, FL on June 8 (read about it here) gave birth to a healthy calf July 18, 2012, sometime between 3 and 6 a.m. Both mother and baby are said to be doing well. The newborn is healthy, nursing and swimming close to its mother. SeaWorld’s Animal Care team has the pair under 24-hour surveillance.

The new baby gives its mom a little kiss!

The newborn calf sticks its tongue out, probably still “rooting.”

New calf bonding with mom in a back area pool at SeaWorld, Orlando.