Birth of last killer whale to be bred at SeaWorld

Orca giving birth


Takara, an orca at SeaWorld San Antonio, gives birth to a calf


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Orca giving birth

San Antonio park announces arrival of baby orca, the last it will witness as it prepares to end breeding programme

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Friday, April 21, 2017 – 1:45pm

SeaWorld has announced the birth of the last killer whale to be bred in captivity at one of its parks.

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Takara, a 25-year-old orca at a park in San Antonio, Texas, gave birth on Wednesday afternoon. The sex of the calf is currently being determined.

Chris Bellows, vice president of zoological operations at the park, said: “This is an exciting and emotional day for us at SeaWorld and we are all so proud to share this new killer whale calf with the world after a year and a half of planning and observing and providing all the special care.

“Although this will be the last opportunity for SeaWorld guests to see a baby killer whale up close as it grows and matures, SeaWorld will continue to …read more

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