Happy Birthday, Jade!

National Aquarium is celebrating a very special birthday today! Jade, one of our female dolphins, born on May 22, 1999, is 14 years old today!

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About Jade

Gender: Female

Weight: 400 pounds

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Jade eats about 22 pounds of fish per day!

Family Tree: Daughter of Tanya (dam) and Lester (sire), mom to Foster!

How to Recognize Her: Jade has a slightly ruffled dorsal fin that leans slightly to the right. She also has a long rostrum with a very pronounced underbite.

Trainer’s Note: Jade is a very fast learner and has even invented her own behaviors!

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Jade showing off her high-flying skills!

Stop by today to see Jade! Can’t come wish Jade a Happy Birthday in person? Leave her a message on our Facebook page

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Jade!”


  1. 1 samia rabbani May 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    happy birthday

  2. 2 Pattie B May 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Happy Birthday, Jade! I remember watching your birth, and watching you grow. I remember you pushing my kayak, and your beautiful layouts on the beach. You are a beautiful girl! Here’s to many more wonderful birthdays!


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