Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It's a Boy, for the Duchess of the Strip

Las Vegas has a new citizen, Friday night June 8th Duchess gave birth to a 25 pound dolphin at the Mirage Dolphin Habitat.

Mother and baby are doing well. The "baby" or calf has not been named yet. There Mirage will is planning to hold a contest in which children of the Vegas Valley will compete to name the young calf.

Dolphins born in captivity are uncommon and survival can be difficult at best. However, all things considered it is going well.

The Dolphin Habitat is open daily to the public summer hours Memorial day until Labor day 10:00 am- 7:00 pm. Cost for adults $15.00, children 1-12 $10.00, children 3 and under are free.

For the ultimate dolphin experience, the Mirage Dolphin Habitat offers a trainer for a day program for $500 you can work along with the Mirage's Dolphin trainers. The Mirage Dolphin Habitat website is . If you have any questions you can call 792-7889 for more information.

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