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Rare dolphin gets a new home

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A rare dolphin at an aquarium in northeastern Japan gets a new home today.

One of only nine Commerson's dolphins in Japan was transported from her pool at an aquarium in Senai to one in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

The move is to make space to facilitate breeding among the two remaining adult dolphins at the aquarium. 

The dolphins are known for their black-and- white coloration and sometimes are called 'Panda Dolphins.'

The Commerson dolphin, known as Sakura, will debut at the new aquarium on the outskirts of Tokyo starting June 10th.

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