New Mirage Dolphin Named For WNBA's Aces

New Baby Marks 4th Generation Of Dolphins At The Habitat

Mitch Kelly
September 24, 2019 - 9:48 am

LAS VEGAS (September 24, 2019) – Staying true to her #VegasBorn roots, the newest baby dolphin at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage received her official name Tuesday -- “Lady Ace,” in honor of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.

“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.”

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Lady Ace was born August 16 to first-time mother Bella, marking the fourth generation of dolphins represented at the Habitat.

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 August 11. The father of the new calf is Razzle, a 30-year-old that currently resides 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.