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2009-05-08 10:02:10

The Harderwijk Dolphin Center in the Netherlands announced that a porpoise dolphin has become only the second to give birth in captivity, but the birth has left the people questioning whether its a boy or girl. "Mum Amber and her baby, Kwin, are doing fine," the center said in a statement on Thursday. Another porpoise was born in captivity in Denmark in 2007. "As we don't know much about newborn porpoises, a team of Danish minders has come to help us," the statement said. Visitors are already...


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