86 F
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Orphaned Dolphin Finds Forever Home In Florida Keys

May 14, 2022

A rescued juvenile male bottlenose dolphin, flown from Texas to the Marathon-based Dolphin Research Center seven weeks ago, was successfully moved to the facility’s primary dolphin lagoon Thursday — a move that marks his final integration into a “forever family” of other permanent dolphin residents.

“Ranger,” has convalesced and been monitored over the last several weeks in a specially designed medical quarantine pool to increase his eating and weight, and strengthen both his immune system and his bond with human caregivers.

He was rescued nearly one year ago after being discovered stranded in waters around Goose Island State Park in Texas, suffering from an underlying respiratory infection and dehydration following his mother’s death.

CBS Local Digital Media personalizes the global reach of CBS-owned and operated television and radio stations with a local perspective.


Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

14 − 1 =

Latest Articles