Nellie the Dolphin’s 60th Birthday!

Vintage Postcard of Nellie's 20th Birthday Celebration

Vintage Postcard of Nellie’s 20th Birthday Celebration

Today is Nellie the Dolphin’s 60th birthday!  She was born at Marineland, Florida, on February 27, 1953, to mother Susie and father Happy.  She was famously in several television shows in the 1950’s and a Timex commercial in 1961.  In 1970 she became the mascot for Jacksonville University, and was awarded a master’s degree in marine science.  Nellie is doing very well and is loved by everyone who visits her.  The picture shows a vintage postcard from Nellie’s 20th birthday celebration.  Marineland’s birthday tribute to Nellie is at:

UPDATE:  Nellie passed away at the age of 61 on May 1, 2014.  The previous May (2013) Nellie was given an honorary Ph.D. in health science and longevity by Jacksonville University.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

9 Responses to Nellie the Dolphin’s 60th Birthday!

  1. Happy birthday Nellie. 60 years old, that really is quite something.

  2. Daisy Prado says:

    Awwee. 🙂 Dolphins are such beautiful and intelligent creatures. It hard to think that people actually harm them!

    Love the blog. Now Following!


  3. Aaaawww HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELLIE! Stop by and say hi 🙂

  4. zannyro says:

    Happy Birthday Nellie!

  5. FeyGirl says:

    Just incredible…..

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