It’s A Boy! Shedd Announces New Member of the Family!

On Memorial Day, the Shedd Aquarium had a birth in the family. Piquet , a Pacific white sided dolphin gave birth to a boy dolphin. Shedd is one of four coops that are involved in breeding these special creatures. The dolphin that was used for mating is a resident of the Miami Seaquarium.  We were given an exclusive look yesterday at the baby calf and also learned some interesting facts from Ken Ramirez.  Ken is the executive vice president in charge of animal care and management.  When we asked about a name for the calf, he said that naming was not vital yet and that learning that the calf was a boy took a couple weeks. “These are crucial milestones in the development of a dolphin calf. It is more important to know that the mom and baby are bonding than worrying about a name.”  Since the bonding process is vital, Ramirez also admitted that this area would still be unavailable for public viewing for a few weeks until they are sure that baby is fine.

Here is some adorable pics of the baby calf

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Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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