Dolphina Park Sharm ElSheikh welcomed the birth of a Bottlenose dolphin calf on Wednesday 16th of August 2023. It’s the first offspring of 28-year-old mother Marta.

The new calf’s gender has been determined as Male, but Dolphina staff estimate the baby dolphin is approximately 100CM long and weighs about 25 KG.

For the next few months, mother and calf will remain out of public view and under 24-hour observation since first-time dolphin mothers may experience complications or take longer to learn to care for their young.

Aquarium officials say the calf has stayed close to its mother’s side. Immediately after birth, animal care observers witnessed it eagerly swim to the water’s surface for its first breath.

“To watch a dolphin be born is beautiful,” said Observer senior director of marine mammals, in a press release. “But to also see its natural instincts fully take over in a matter of seconds as it kicks its tiny tail to propel its little body to the surface to take its first breath is overwhelmingly emotional.”

The new calf’s gender has been determined as Male, but Shedd staff estimate the baby dolphin is approximately 100CM long and weighs about 25 KG.

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