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Dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo this month dies

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BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A baby dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago earlier this month has died.

WLS-TV reports that the female calf died Thursday morning. Zoo officials say after the calf showed signs of weakening, staffers tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate it.

Shortly after the dolphin was born to a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin named Allie, the zoo reported that it weighed 40 pounds and was 3-feet long.


Posted 8/9/2013