Shedd Aquarium welcomes dolphin calf

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CHICAGO —  The Shedd Aquarium revealed today that its two-week-old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a male.

The calf was born on April 18, reports WGN.

The two-week-old continues to thrive along with the help of first-time mother Katrl.

Aquarium officials say he’s already surpassed several critical milestones in development, including: taking his first breath, bonding with his mom, nursing, and learning to slipstream —  that’s a technique that allows the baby dolphin to save energy by swimming in his mother’s wake.

Story from WGN