Minn. Zoo's highly anticipated dolphin calf born dead
|Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Zoo|
Complications during labor likely caused the death, the zoo says. A March 24 ultrasound showed a living calf in a good position for a safe birth.
The zoo will perform a necropsy (animal autopsy) to confirm the cause of death.
The Minnesota Zoo still has three other Atlantic bottlenose dolphins besides Allie: "April," 41; "Semo," 45; and "Spree," 6.
If you are interested in what a live dolphin birth looks like, check out this video. It's amazing how fast the calf is perfectly swimming alongside the mother right after popping out.