BROOKFIELD – Veterinarians at Brookfield Zoo took over care of a male dolphin calf born around 6:30 a.m. Oct. 28 after his mother, Spree, was unable to provide adequate care.
“Animal care and veterinary staff will remain in the water providing the calf with continuous, around-the-clock care and nutritional support,” said Michael Adkesson, vice president of clinical medicine for Chicago Zoological Society, in a news release. “The calf is strong and vibrant, but han-drearing of dolphins is very uncommon and presents many challenges. We are hopeful for a positive outcome, but this is a guarded situation.”
The zoo's Seven Seas dolphin area will remain closed so staff can care for the calf.