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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Feb 06, 2012
Location: Apple Valley, Minnesota

Animal: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Minnesota Zoo

Category: Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Marine

Summary: Taijah, a dolphin calf, died suddenly of an "acute illnes." An ultrasound showed fluid in her stomach and she was immiately put on medication. She was born as part of a cooperative breeding program designed to increase the size and genetic diversity of the captive dolphin population. A necropsy was to be performed.

Source: KSTP.com

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