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Dolphin named

Zoomarine staff have chosen Sparky to be the name of the bottle nose dolphin that was born at the Albufeira park in December.

Choosing the dolphin’s name was part of a competition at the park, in which hundreds of visitors entered.

Élio Vicente, director of science and education at Zoomarine, said: “We received around 1,000 suggestions in just three weeks from people hoping to be the new baby’s god-parent. We chose the name on Thursday, January 8.”

The winner, Eduardo Santos, chose the name because it encompassed the dolphin’s parents’ names Sam and Colby as well as the word park.

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