Indianapolis Zoo welcomes baby dolphin to pod

(Photo: WISH-TV/Indianapolis Zoo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Zoo is introducing its newest resident.

Calypso, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was born to mother Kalei and father Kimo on April 24.

She weighed 39 pounds when she was born and now weighs more than 70 pounds. Zoo officials say Calypso is the granddaughter of Nova, the matriarch of the dolphin pod.

Staff monitored Kalei and Calypso 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the first 30 days. Vet staff also conducted important medical checks and daily monitoring, according to a release from the zoo.

It’ll be a few months before mom and baby can be viewed from the underwater viewing dome in the Dolphin Pavilion.

Until then, the zoo shared some adorable pictures, which you can see here. 

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