Miami Seaquarium Unveils Baby Dolphin

Baby born on Mother's Day meets the public for first time

By Cristina Alvarez
|  Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 4:48 PM EDT
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The newest addition to Miami Seaquarium's dolphin family was officially introduced to the public Wednesday.

South Florida’s premier marine life park, Miami Seaquarium, welcomed a new addition to their dolphin family this past Mother’s Day.

The male dolphin calf was born on Sunday, May 13 to Rioux, an 8-year-old Top Deck Dolphin at the park, Miami Seaquarium representatives said.

While Rioux weighs in at about 400 pounds, her baby dolphin weighs somewhere between 35 and 45 pounds and measures three and a half to four feet long, park representatives said.

The baby dolphin was Rioux's first.

Rioux was born to parents Noel and Panama, both Miami Seaquarium dolphins, in June of 2003. Rioux’s mate, J.J., a 35-year-old male, was also born at the park, making the new baby a third-generation Miami Seaquarium dolphin.

Related: Read previous stories about Miami Seaquarium here, here and here.

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