Wildlife Spotlight: Cupid the Dolphin
Cupid, our bottlenose dolphin, was found stranded at Quintana Beach in Brazoria County, Texas on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2003. At the time of his stranding, he was 6 foot 1 inch long, weighed just 158 pounds, and was estimated to be one and a half years old. Although Cupid was successfully rehabilitated, he was deemed non-releasable by the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) due to his young age and epileptic condition. After a year in the care of the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, he was transferred to his new permanent home at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo on February 16, 2004, where he has thrived among his dolphin and human pod for more than 10 years.
Cupid’s fluke print was donated to the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN) to help raise funds for this incredible organization.
Check out this recent article and video about Cupid’s life.
Click here to visit the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network profile of Cupid.
Learn more about The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.