Loro Parque is thrilled to announce that Sanibel, one of their dolphins, recently gave birth to a little female calf who has been named Ilse. The new baby weighs some 40 kilos and, being monitored by Loro Parque’s team of vets and trainers, is developing well in what is now her second month. Loro Parque says that she was born in the nursing pool and came to the surface to take her first breath minutes after Sanibel, who is 31, had given birth after being in labour for six hours. Ilse has since been swimming constantly, always at her mother’s side.
Above is a lovely picture from the parque’s blog HERE, taken by Ulrich Brodde.