WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-red01, ww color red

Latest News

Minnesota Zoo Dolphin Dies At Age 44

View Comments
The Minnesota Zoo reports that the 44-year-old dolphin named April died Tuesday after suffering physical ailments for the past few months. (credit: Minnesota Zoo)

The Minnesota Zoo reports that the 44-year-old dolphin named April died Tuesday after suffering physical ailments for the past few months. (credit: Minnesota Zoo)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Zoo is mourning the loss of April, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.

The zoo reports that the 44-year-old dolphin died Tuesday after suffering physical ailments for the past few months. A necropsy, or animal autopsy, will determine the cause of death.

April was the mother of 22-year-old Allie, another dolphin at the Apple Valley zoo, and grandmother of Taijah (TAY’-shah), born last summer. She had been at the zoo since January 2008 on loan from a Chicago zoo.

The Minnesota Zoo has another dolphin named Semo, who is 45 years old.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus