LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The newest baby dolphin at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage received her official name today "Lady Ace," in honor of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, who are currently making a run in the playoffs.
Lady Ace was born Aug. 16 to first-time mother Bella, marking the fourth generation of dolphins represented at the Habitat. For the last five weeks, the proud mom, Bella, and Animal Care team at the resort have watched the female calf reach important growth milestones and become a confident swimmer amongst the family of dolphins.
“The Las Vegas Aces are a strong, determined group of women and we couldn’t think of better inspiration for our newest calf,” said Nik Rytterstrom, President & COO of The Mirage. “We are honored to have a special bond with this powerhouse team and are excited to introduce them to their namesake dolphin, after they take home the championship, of course.”
Alongside Lady Ace and Bella are Bella’s grandmother, Duchess; mother, Huf N Puf, and Huf N Puf’s daughter, Coco; and Sofi and Sofi’s daughter, Karli, who celebrated her first birthday on Aug. 11.
The father of Lady Ace is Razzle, a 30-year-old that currently lives at Sea World San Diego.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat’s primary focus is on education, conservation and research benefiting marine life and the waters where they live.
The Habitat has earned Humane Conservation certification from American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being.
It also is accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international association dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study and wildlife presentations.
For admission prices, group reservations and hours of operation, call (702) 791-7188 or visit mirage.com.