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