Is captivity longevity?

March 1st, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Name : Nellie
Species : Common bottlenose dolphin
Origin : 1953
Habitat : Marineland aquariums
Diet : Only rewards but first quality fish

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Nellie, the world’s oldest dolphin in human care, is approaching 58 years of age and will celebrate her birthday with Marineland staff and visitors. The public is invited to join the festivities at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at Marineland’s Dolphin Conservation Center. The celebration will include a fish-and-ice cake made especially for the birthday girl, along with a round of “Happy Birthday” performed by all of her friends and fans. Cake more suitable to the tastes of her human party guests will follow. General admission rates apply.”

 

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