A female bottlenose dolphin calf was born at SeaWorld Orlando’s Discovery Cove on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:35 a.m. The calf now weighs approximately 53 pounds and is 47 inches long. According to SeaWorld’s animal care team, the calf is nursing and bonding with its mom, Rose, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Rose’s second birth and the 27th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.
Discovery Cove is a boutique theme park. That means they keep the attendance capped at a number where it never really gets too crowded. Plus, except for a few special adventures, it’s an all-inclusive experience. So it’s like going on a 1-day cruise where you get all the relaxation, all the beach, and all the food and drink, without the hassle of getting on and off the ship. Plus a day at Discovery cove comes with 14 more days of admission to SeaWorld’s two other theme parks in Orlando. So it’s really the best deal in town.
Add to all that SeaWorld’s mission of conservation and you have a real winner. You can enjoy yourself, learn a little bit about the world around you, and help that world at the same time. So when there’s a big event like today, I love to spread the news.