Dolphin On Birth Control Expected To Give Birth At SeaWorld Orlando After Surprise Pregnancy

By  //  May 13, 2017

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A dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando is expected to any day in what theme park officials are calling an unexpected pregnancy. (WKMG Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WKMG) – A dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando is expected to any day in what theme park officials are calling an unexpected pregnancy.

The Commerson’s dolphin, named Ringer, is expected to give birth sometime this month. Her pregnancy came as a surprise because she was on birth control.

“This is an unexpected pregnancy. Ringer is an adult Commerson’s dolphin and was on birth control at the time she conceived. We have put a great deal of planning and thought making preparations to do all we can to set up Ringer and the calf for success. Just as we are with all of the animals here at our parks, we are committed to her care and that of her unborn calf,” SeaWorld Orlando said in a statement.

The theme park said Ringer is healthy and her pregnancy seems to to be progressing normally. She is under observation 24 hours a day, officials said.

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