CHICAGO — The Shedd Aquarium has named its newest baby dolphin Harmony.
The dolphin calf’s name was chosen with help from Chicago Public Schools fourth graders. Students from across the city were given a list of pre-selected names and were able to vote for which one they liked best to pick the baby’s name, according to a Shedd news release.
“The naming is part of a larger effort by Shedd to bring joy and inspiration to educators and students virtually as they navigate an unprecedented year for learning,” according to the Shedd. “For the aquarium, the winning name represents the balance of humans and animals living in harmony on our shared blue planet.”
Sixteen CPS classrooms will be able to make a virtual field trip to the aquarium to meet the calf and speak with the experts who care for the baby dolphin, according to the Shedd.
Harmony is 5 months old. The Pacific white-sided dolphin weighs 100 pounds and has achieved milestones like socializing with other dolphins a the aquarium, eating solid fish and bonding with her mom, Katrl, according to the Shedd.
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