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Our Animal Family

Common Name: Bottlenose Dolphin

Scientific Name: Tursiops Truncatus

Parents: Aleta / Kibby

Birth Date: November 22nd, 2009

Defining Trait: Dorsal fin lists slightly to the side

My Story: Delta’s name honors his grandfather, Delphi, and his mother Aleta. Delta was also given a very special symbol, a triangle, which is the same symbol used years ago for his grandmother Misty.
Delta is a very curious, bright, and independent guy. He is athletic and loves to wow the audience with his spectacular high energy behaviors. He also enjoys a good snuggle with his trainers from time to time. He takes new training very seriously and concentrates when working on a new behavior. When he makes progress, he often will whip his head back in excitement and loves when his trainers throw him a jackpot party with plenty of kisses. Delta loves hanging out with his friends, but shows no desire to be in charge. He would rather just swim around with everyone!

Nicknames: Schmelta

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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