Baker D’s Story
Baker D, a young bottlenose dolphin, was underweight, suffering from dehydration and had a puncture wound on his snout when he was rescued at Baker Beach in San Francisco. When transported to a rehabilitation pool at The Marine Mammal Center, he did not have the strength to swim on his own and was put into a floating support sling to prevent him from drowning. Through antibiotics, medications to help stabilize his heart, weeks of round-the-clock care and feedings from volunteers and veterinary staff at the Center, Baker D regained his health and began to swim on his own. He was released with a satellite tag in Monterey Bay near a pod of dolphins, but quickly left them. According to signals from his tag, he actually favored a different pod near the Channel Islands.
When you purchase the Baker D Adoption Package, you’ll receive a personalized adoption certificate with Baker D’s photo and story, as well as an 11" baby-safe dolphin plush made with recycled fiber filling.
Your symbolic adoption will make a difference in the life of a marine mammal like Baker D.
Last Minute Gift?
Purchasing the Baker D Adoption Package as a last-minute gift? You will receive a link to a printable, temporary certificate you can present to your loved one while you await your package.
Free USPS shipping included!