CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Shedd Aquarium has welcomed a newborn dolphin to its family.
PHOTOS: Dolphin calf born at Shedd Aquarium
A Pacific white-sided dolphin was born just after midnight on Monday. The calf is about 3 feet long and weighs 28 pounds.
Staff members say mom and baby appear to be doing well. They will remain under 24-hour observation for several months and off public viewing until the first critical period has ended.
This is the second successful pregnancy for the Shedd's 27-year-old dolphin mother.
Dolphin calf born at Shedd Aquarium