We are very pleased and proud to announce the birth of a baby bottlenose dolphin, Dusty to our Sea World family. Jinx (11 years-old) gave birth to the calf on Wednesday 7 December at Dolphin Beach and both mother and calf have been doing very well.
Jinx is a first-time mother who has been doing a wonderful job of nurturing and caring for the calf, who was the first male born at the park in nine years.
Dusty is a very energetic calf and has been starting to develop his personality as he cheekily follows Jinx around the lagoon.
Sea World has a successful dolphin breeding program which showcases how the extensive natural sand bottom lagoons at the park promote social enrichment and interactions which lead to breeding and nursing.
The dolphins at Sea World are ambassadors for their species and through their educational presentations and programs, play a vital role in raising awareness of the threats facing the species in the wild and along with a natural caring for the marine environment.
Guests will be able to see the new baby dolphin after each Affinity dolphin presentation during the school holidays.