Alfonz - Alfonz and his trainer Kayla have been working on his belly breach and have recently made some strong headway! He is starting to come out of the water and "breach" on his belly. This is a relatively complex behavior that may take a while to build, so stay tuned for updates! Al is loving it so far, though, and seems to be very excited when he succeeds with a new step in the behavior.
Also this month, Alfonz participated in a "natural swim" with Senior Trainers Luke, Hunter, and Wendy. The natural swim is a type of enrichment that does not involve any food, but rather trainers swimming side-by-side with the dolphins to strengthen their relationship. Alfonz and his lagoon partner Bob have not participated in one of these in over two years and they both seemed to have a blast!