Willemstad, Curacao (PRWEB) August 11, 2005
The Cura?cao Dolphin Academy is very pleased with the birth of a new baby dolphin. On Monday the 8th of August at 06:30 a.m., mother Bonnie gave birth to a beautiful daughter.
After the birth of Papito in September last year, the Dolphin Academy is very positive on the little ones chances, although the first month of a young dolphin's life is a critical period of development. Fortunately the probability of survival increases as the baby gets older.
For now mother Bonnie and her baby girl are doing fine and eating well. Bonnie gets extra nutrition since she now has to produce some 15 liters of mother milk each day. This will go on for quite a while as baby dolphins keep nursing until the age of two. Starting from around the age of 6 months small amounts of fish will be added to the young dolphin's diet.
As the young calf is drinking well and Bonnie got experienced while babysitting Papito. Dolphin Academy sees a cautiously optimistic future. Bonnie is very proud of her daughter and is happy to show her to everybody but, being a very protective dolphin mother, she stays close by so nobody can harm her baby.
As Papito, the newborn will only get her name after the first month. Nonetheless everybody has lots of ideas! For now though the staff of the Dolphin Academy is focused on providing the baby the best conditions in order to let her develop during this exciting time.
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