Source AP ©

Dolphin calf at Baltimore aquarium nursed by three moms

A dolphin calf born in the National Aquarium two months ago is being nursed by three “mothers”.

While it is known that female bottlenose dolphins can spontaneously produce milk if a calf is present, the practice is not well documented and aquarium staff are carefully watching the process.

The unnamed calf was born to a dolphin named Jade, who is being helped in her nursing duties by the mother-daughter team of Chesapeake and Shiloh, the aquarium said in a statement issued Tuesday to announce the birth.

Aquarium officials are compiling a list of possible names for the calf, which appears to be thriving.

The three-foot-(90-centimeter-)long, 36-pound (16.33-kilogram) calf is nursing regularly, swimming more on its own and has begun to interact with the trainers and toys, the aquarium said.

Dolphin calves are fragile and not easily handled during their first two to three months of life, and trainers at the aquarium are leaving the nursing duties to its mother and her helpers.

Comments
Russian Defense Minister speaks about war with Ukraine, US and fight for Crimea
Russian Defense Minister speaks about war with Ukraine, US and fight for Crimea
Russian Defense Minister speaks about war with Ukraine, US and fight for Crimea
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Default more likely to hit American, rather than Russian economy
The Sham called Democracy
The Sham called Democracy
Russian woman killed when hanging out naked of moving car in Dominican Republic
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Putin in Austria: Europe doesn't like Russia very much, but it is fed up with USA too
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Details of Putin-Merkel surprise meeting unveiled
Russia's long-range Bastion system follows USS Carney in Black Sea waters
The insane idea in Germany: "pedophilia normal love"
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Will Smith tells of his trip to Russia in a video
Why Russia continues investing in US public debt
USA and Turkey: The elephant kicks the barking pug aside
In Ukraine, human organs don't stink
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery