It's a whale! Takara, an 18-year-old, 5,080-pound killer whale, gave birth to a calf today in the main pool of SeaWorld San Antonio's Shamu Theater. The calf arrived at approximately 7:15 a.m. after a short period of labor.
This is an exciting event for our team members and our guests, but the first days and weeks for a young killer whale are critical. SeaWorld's Zoological Operations will be monitoring Takara and her calf round-the-clock, watching for nursing behavior, regular respirations and other positive vital signs.
We will keep you posted on the progress.