Dolphin Spotlight - Cooper
As the only male dolphin at Dolphin Quest Bermuda, Cooper is quite a special dolphin. Cooper was born on April 1, 2010, and has since amazed guests and trainers with his handsome looks and his playful disposition.
Cooper is frequently called the silver bullet in reference to his blonde (light) grey coloration, distinctive yellow “lips” along his rostrum and the speed at which he swims when playing. At a little over 200 pounds, Cooper is the largest of the three DQB calves.
A very playful dolphin, his favorite toy to play with is a basketball or any similar sized ball for that matter! He can frequently be found either batting the ball with his rostrum or attempting to float on the ball by balancing it between his pectoral flippers.
Cooper loves to be surprised and enjoys learning when working with the trainers. Along with all of Cooper’s husbandry behaviors, such as getting his teeth brushed or laying still for a checkup, Cooper shows great excitement when learning his new “high five”. A trainer will ask Cooper to touch his rostrum on a hand placed above his head so his flippers are out of the water and then gradually bring him to move his flipper forward to the trainers’ extended hand in a “high five”! Trainers and guests are looking forward to teaching him more behaviors as he thoroughly enjoys the challenge!