Dolphin is born – level 3
A bottlenose dolphin, Sadie, gave birth yesterday to her second calf at Sea World San Diego.
Sadie gave birth at 3:32 PM at dolphin stadium after a 12-month gestation period. The baby came in at whopping 40 pounds (18kg).
Trainers and vets have said that the mother and baby appeared to be in good health and are bonding and swimming together.
In the next few weeks, they’ll continue to monitor both mother and baby around the clock. The gender of the calf is still unknown and will be determined within several weeks.
Thirteen-year-old Sadie’s first calf, named Kailani Koa, was born in 2009. The newborn dolphin marks the 80th successful dolphin birth at Sea World San Diego.
Difficult words: calf (young mammal such as a dolphin), gestation period (the time when the baby is inside the mother’s body), whopping (very large), bond (to establish a relationship with somebody), around the clock (non-stop), determine (to find out), several (few).
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