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It’s A Dolphin! SeaWorld San Diego’s Newest Baby In Good Health

Above: A baby bottlenose dolphin swims with its mother shortly after birth at SeaWorld San Diego.

A Pacific bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday appears to be in good health, as does its mother, park officials said.

The baby was born to 30-year-old Kolohe in a behind-the-scenes pool at SeaWorld following a one-year gestation period. The calf represents the 79th dolphin birth at the park.

Kolohe and her baby were swimming together and bonding in the pool following the birth around 12:30 p.m. The youngster weighs about 40 pounds. Its gender will be determined in a few weeks.

The baby and its mother will be monitored by animal care staff around the clock, according to SeaWorld. They will be watching for frequency of respiration and nursing.

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Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | November 12, 2013 at 7:09 p.m. ― 10 months, 1 week ago

A normally responsible KPBS should be ashamed for glorifying prisons for intelligent mammals with this piece of fluff yellow "journalism".

There is nothing "happy" nor "healthy" about Sea World.

In fact, just this very evening CNN was reporting on Sea World's struggle to survive since the OSHA decision that trainers can't be in the same pools without barriers.

And of course, the film Blackfish, which I highly, highly recommend everyone watch, has also been making news of late.

I find it reprehensible that amidst these legitimate news items regarding Sea World, KPBS has chosen to ignore them all and instead run propaganda for animal prison camps.

Are they a donor?

SeaWorld needs to be permanently closed, and the animals live out their lives in PEACE at animal sanctuaries where they don't have to do trick on demand for a bunch of irritating screaming tourists!!

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Peking_Duck_SD | November 12, 2013 at 7:10 p.m. ― 10 months, 1 week ago

West Hollywood recently outlawed the prodding devices circuses cruelly use on elephants.

Our city council needs to do the same NOW.

Ban the circus, and ban SeaWorld, they are inhumane torturous prison camps for beautiful creatures.

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