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!
YUM! Spirit eats about 20.5 pounds of fish every day!
Weight: 380 pounds
Family Tree: Daughter of Nani (dam) and Nalu (sire)
Guests can often see Spirit playing with her mom, Nani, and friend, Jade!
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!