Elton John (foreground) with David Furnish and baby Zachary
Courtesy Georgia Aquarium
09/26/2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
Being the son of a superstar musician definitely has its perks!
Elton John and David Furnish took their 9-month-old, Zachary,
on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium
last week, where the little guy got to meet a dolphin for the first time!
Though Zachary looked a little unsure of his slippery new friend – a 7-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Lily – Dad wasn't afraid to lean in for a flipper-shake.
Apart from their special meet-and-greet, the trio spent some time learning about the other aquatic animals who live at the park, including whale sharks, manta rays, and penguins.