Newborn dolphin calf at The Mirage named for Las Vegas sports teams

The newborn dolphin calf at The Mirage has been named Karli. (Photo courtesy MGM Resorts)

The dolphin calf recently born at The Mirage has a new name, and it's a nod to several of the teams that call Las Vegas home.

A spokesperson for The Mirage says Karli was the winning submission in an employee contest that saw more than 200 entries.

Karli's name is an acronym, according to the resort: "K" stands for Knights, "A" for Aces, "R" for Rebels, "L" for Lights and "I" for "inclusion," as the name includes the four sports teams.

Mother Sofi gave birth to Karli at the Siegfried and Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat last month.

The public is able to see both Sofi and Karli during the facility's normal hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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