It’s a female! Keo, the 12-year-old mother dolphin, was in labor for roughly an hour before delivering a healthy baby. The calf was Keo’s first and the 18th to be born at the marine conservation park on September 17, 2012.
According to the Dolphin Research Institute website, calves are normally born tail first to prevent drowning and “can suckle for up to 18 months, but they begin eating fish at about 6 months of age.” Pele (the baby’s grandmother) and Noelani (the baby’s aunt) were also in the Dolphin Quest lagoon to keep the mother company, although they were not visible in the video.
Watch the video down below!