03 November 2016

Ocean Adventure announces its new bundle of joy

ON AUG. 7,2016, at around 12:55 p.m., one of Ocean Adventure’s resident dolphins, 14-year-old “Hali,” gave birth to the park’s newest bundle of joy.

Approximately a little over four feet in length and weighing around 15-20 kg., the dolphin calf gave Ocean Adventure another reason to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

14-year-old "Hali" and her calf

“We’re very happy for Hali and her calf and we will continue to provide the best care and attention to them,” said Arthur Tai, chief executive officer of Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium, Inc.

Aside from being excited about welcoming this newest addition to announces its new bundle of joy their family, the veterinary and animal care team of Ocean Adventure is also keeping a very careful watch over the progress of the dolphin calf through round-the-clock monitoring.

After surpassing the critical first 30 days of its life, Ocean Adventure considers the good health of the calf as more than just a blessing but a valuable testament to the welfare and the kind of care the dolphins receive in their facility.

Dr. Leo Jonathan Suarez, director of veterinary services, said: “Hali is a very good mother and she is doing a wonderful job in taking care of her baby.

The next challenge for us is to help the calf get through its first year of life. We have to ensure that both Hali and her baby continue to be healthy.”

Ocean Adventure enjoins everyone to take part in making the final decision on what to name this baby dolphin.

Until today (Nov. 3), participants of all dolphin interaction programs, park guests, Ocean Adventure employees and online followers have a chance to cast their vote via an online survey.

For more details on this “Naming the Calf,” just log on to
www.Facebook.com/OceanAdventureSubicBay. (BusinessWorld)