J57 Phoenix's name represents that which can overcome the odds. He was born September 2020.
It was known that his mother, Tahlequah (J-35) was pregnant but, because she had lost her previous calf in 2018, there was concern that J-57 would not survive. In spite of all the odds, he did and has continued to thrive. He joins his brother, Notch (J-47), who is a very attentive big brother.
He is precocious, swimming vigorously alongside its mother.