Baby dolphin dies of unknown cause at Brookfield Zoo

10/30/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Just minutes after birth, a male baby dolphin was dead of unknown causes at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. A necropsy will be performed and associate zoo veterinarian Mike Adkesson said that "[the mother dolphin] had to push her calf to the surface and he was unsuccessful in taking a breath. Staff attempted to intervene, but the calf showed no sign of life."

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