PI175 - Gilly
|Species: Bottlenose Dolphin,
Age Class: Calf
Date of Stranding:
Location of Stranding:
Duration of care at TMMSN: Approximately 3 weeks
Final Disposition: Transferred to SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas
Gilly is a bottlenose dolphin was just a baby when he stranded, weighing in at just 50lbs. He demanded
constant attention from hundreds of volunteers
who bottle fed him every 2 hours around the
clock for three weeks.
He was flown to Sea World of Texas in San Antonio on a Coast Guard Falcon Jet while riding in an inflatable Lion King pool on June 3, 1994.
Gilly is currently in their feeding tank at the front of the park and is weighing in at 490 lbs. He is doing very well and is reported to be one of the "top males" of the group there.
TMMSN volunteers Lynette Bodmer and Lauren Dawson visited Gilly at SeaWorld San Antonio in August 2011. View the slideshow below to see Gilly at 17 years old at SeaWorld!