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Our Animal Family

Common Name: Bottlenose Dolphin

Scientific Name: Tursiops Truncatus

Parents: Santini / Brisby (Six Flags, CA)

Birth Date: December 3, 2012

Defining Trait: Round, bright "baby" eyes

My Story: Reese is the son of Santini, (her second), and Brisby, a male dolphin that lives at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California.  He received his name in honor of his late grandmother Theresa, and also inherited her sense of humor.

A clever little guy with lots of charm and a loving nature, Reese shows off a wide array of cute behaviors that have proven to be incredibly captivating. At any given session you will find him playing with his favorite toys, flying through the air to show off, cuddling close to give kisses to his trainers or chatting up a storm!  By nine months, he began offering almost every vocalization in the book, with the raspberry his all-time favorite.  Although very independent, Reese loves to pair up with other dolphins for high flying dives, speed runs, and even the occasional spiral dive! He is an extremely fast learner indeed and also quite the social butterfly. With such a dynamic dolphinality, Reese is sure to win every heart he touches.

Nicknames: Reese's Pieces

Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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