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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