Commerson’s Dolphin Calf Dies At SeaWorld Minutes After Birth, Calf’s Mother Was On Birth Control

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dolphin gave birth after 8 p.m. Sunday

A Commerson’s dolphin calf died Sunday night a few minutes after being born at SeaWorld’s water park, Aquatica. (WKMG Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WKMG) – A Commerson’s dolphin calf died Sunday night a few minutes after being born at SeaWorld’s water park, Aquatica.

The calf’s mother, Ringer, a 16-year-old Commerson’s dolphin, was on birth control before she became pregnant.

Before giving birth, Ringer had been under 24 hour observation by her caretakers, according to SeaWorld.

The dolphin gave birth after 8 p.m. Sunday.

“We were all hoping for the best outcome for her and her calf, and had all the support we could provide in place,” a statement from SeaWorld read. “The team responded immediately when the calf began to show signs of distress, a few minutes after birth, but unfortunately were unable to resuscitate the calf.”

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