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By: Sarah Sharkey
Coco the dolphin recently celebrated her first birthday in style at The Mirage’s Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. She was born on July 17, 2017 to mother, Huff n Puff. Huff n Puff was also born in the same habitat in 2001.
The younger dolphin seems to be enjoying her active lifestyle at the Mirage. According to Erica Kiewice, the curator of dolphin care, “She’s a little kid. She’s got to go check everything out. She’s got to go look at everything. She’s just super excited.” The excitable behavior is very similar to a human toddler, and it is just as fun to watch.
The trainers at the aquarium waited until Coco came to them She decided that she was ready to focus some of her energy on training at four months old. Her curiosity and energetic nature allowed trainers to teach her basic training and development exercises quickly. Although her attention span is almost half of an adult dolphin’s, the team is still able to help her develop skills.
The focus of the team is to keep things fun and exciting for Coco. So far, Coco seems to be enjoying her lessons and her curiosity seems to be endless!
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