Dolphin calf dies week after being born at Brookfield Zoo
The dolphin calf born at the Brookfield Zoo last week has died.
The 7-day-old bottlenose dolphin was born to a 9-year-old dolphin named Allison. The zoo said the team “observed the mother and calf began showing concerning behavioral changes in their swimming patterns” a few days after birth. The team attempted to provide supportive treatment but “despite the efforts by the veterinary and marine mammal staff, the calf died late Friday evening.”
More tests will be done to determine is there were other contributing factors to its death.