Ocean Adventure shows off new ‘bundle of joy’

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Subic Bay Freeport – One of Ocean Adventure’s resident dolphins, 14-year-old “Hali”, gave birth to the park’s newest bundle of joy. Approximately a little over 4 feet in length and weighing around 15-20kg, the dolphin calf gave Ocean Adventure another reason to celebrate its 15th year anniversary.

“We’re very happy for Hali and her calf and we will continue to provide the best care and attention to them. This is a very exciting event for Ocean Adventure as we usher in the 15th anniversary celebrations” said Arthur Tai, CEO of Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc.

Aside from being excited about welcoming this newest addition to their family, the veterinary and animal care team is also keeping a very careful watch over the progress of the dolphin calf through round-the-clock monitoring.

After surpassing the critical first 30 days of its life, Ocean Adventure considers the good health of the calf as more than just a blessing but a valuable testament to the welfare and the kind of care the dolphins receive in their facility. Dr. Leo Jonathan Suarez, director of veterinary services said that “Hali is a very good mother and she is doing a wonderful job in taking care of her baby. The next challenge for us is to help the calf get through its first year of life. We have to ensure that both Hali and her baby continue to be healthy.” –Dante M. Salvana