National Aquarium is celebrating a very special birthday today! Spirit, one of our female dolphins, born at the Aquarium on April 13, 2001, is 12 years old today!
Weight: 380 pounds
Family Tree: Daughter of Nani (dam) and Nalu (sire)
How to Recognize Her: Spirit’s eyes are larger and darker in color. You can also recognize her by her crooked teeth in the lower right side of rostrum.
Trainer’s Note: Spirit is very playful and loves learning new behaviors. She is currently starting to practice a new move called a “fluke fling”!
Stop by today to see Spirit practice her new fluke move! Can’t come wish Spirit a Happy Birthday in person this weekend? Leave her a message on our Facebook page!