Kasatka the killer whale gave birth, after an almost 18-month gestation, and has been captured on video at a San Diego attraction. Watch the video…
The 7 feet long, 350 pounds baby killer whale, was born at Shamu Stadium, SeaWorld San Diego, under the watchful eyes of the SeaWorld’s zoological team members after more than an hour of labour.
Seconds after the birth, the baby whale – the sixth successful killer whale birth in the park’s 49-year history – instinctively swam to the water’s surface to take its first breath.
Mike Scarpuzzi, vice president of zoological operations said: ‘The mother and baby appear to be doing very well and our initial observations indicate this is a strong healthy calf.’