Minn. Zoo announces baby dolphin naming contest

Published 8:52 am Wednesday, October 20, 2010

APPLE VALLEY — The Minnesota Zoo is inviting the public to name the zoo’s new Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf.

The 3-month-old calf is now on exhibit at the zoo in Apple Valley. She was born July 17 to mom Allie and dad Semo and has spent the last few months bonding with her mother.

The zoo says marine mammal staff describe the calf as “spunky, inquisitive, bold and sassy.” She is now about 4 feet long and weighs 60 pounds.

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It’s the second calf born to Allie and the fourth born to Semo.

Information about the dolphin-naming contest is on the zoo’s website.