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Brookfield Zoo Dolphin Birth: Meet The Chicago-Area Zoo's Newest Resident (PHOTOS)

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The Brookfield Zoo late last week welcomed a newborn bottlenose dolphin to their midst.

Born to 26-year-old Allie, the 40-pound, 3-foot-long female calf was born around 11 a.m. on August 2, the Chicago-area zoo reported Wednesday.

Following the newborn's arrival, the zoo has canceled its dolphin shows and closed off the Seven Seas Underwater Viewing area to allow Allie, an experienced mother who has successfully reared two other previous calves, and her new daughter to have some privacy as they begin to bond.

Get a closer look at Allie and her newborn below!

It's A Girl! Newborn Dolphin At Brookfield Zoo
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