Happy Birthday, Spirit!

The National Aquarium is celebrating a very special birthday! Spirit, a female bottlenose dolphin born at the Aquarium on April 13, 2001 is 14 years old today!

Published April 13, 2015

spirit-dolphin-birthday-enrichment 

Spirit has a very playful nature and loves to learn new behaviors! Currently, she’s working on a tail walk behavior, where she moves upright and seems to “walk on water.” This behavior demonstrates how powerful a dolphin’s tail is. Dolphins can support their entire body weight on just their fluke. This is especially impressive considering that last week Spirit weighed in at 446 pounds!

Join us in wishing Spirit a very happy birthday!

Previous Post

Featured Stories

phil-release-on-beach Animal Rescue Update: Phil’s Release!

Phil was successfully rehabilitated and returned to the ocean!

Read the full story

beach-shore-dunes How to Be an Environmentally Responsible Beach Visitor

Show your appreciation for our coastal areas by being an environmentally responsible beach visitor, this Memorial Day weekend and beyond!

Read the full story

Related Stories

Father’s Day Volunteer Spotlight: Peter and Ruthie Griffith

Published June 18, 2017

Animal Update: Nimble Spray Crab and Debelius Cleaner Shrimp

Published June 02, 2017