Indie a 12 year old female Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin gave birth to a male calf at 4:17 am on Wednesday May 22, 2013. Indie herself was born at Gulf World in 2001 and her calf is a second generation birth.
The father of both calves that were born in the last week is an eighteen year old Bottlenose Dolphin on breeding loan from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Ft. Walton Beach.
Gulf World’s Veterinarian and marine mammal staff will monitor the dolphins closely for the next few weeks. The data collected during this period will be used in future research and education projects.
Our park guests can observe the moms and calves periodically throughout the day during nursery times.