Friday, February 6, 2015

Louie's Anniversary

Louie celebrates his fourth anniversary at DRC.
Louie joined the DRC family on February 6, 2011. He was the first live dolphin, covered with oil, rescued from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana in September of 2010. This little fighter was given just a 5% chance of survival when rescued by the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue. Thanks to their tremendous dedication and round the clock care, Louie recovered and was ready to make the move to his “forever home” here at Dolphin Research Center. Louie is a sweet natured dolphin who gets along with everyone. His laid back dolphinality, allows him to fit in perfectly with all his family at DRC. Louie loves to sit straight up at the dock and always gives a 110% during his sessions. He gets excited to hear trainer’s whistles after a behaviors, races back to the dock and pops up out of the water so far you can often see the middle of his stomach! Louie is a BIG fan of playtime. You can often see him carrying various toys around the lagoon on his rostrum or flippers. Happy Anniversary, Louie! We love you.

If you would like to adopt Louie or buy him a bucket of fish for his birthday, please go to the Dolphin Research Center website.