Killer whale born at SeaWorld San Diego

Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2004 10:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A killer whale was born at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday morning, weighing in at 300 pounds and a length of about six feet. The sex has not yet been determined. It's the third offspring of mother Kasatka.

Read more from The Union-Tribune.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004 2:13 PM
Great! Nice to hear a good story!
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Wednesday, December 22, 2004 4:16 PM
Kasatka was one of the orcas that used to live at Sea World of Ohio :) Congratulations, Kasatka & baby!
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Monday, December 27, 2004 3:03 AM
Would it stand to reason then that Kasatka was pregnant when she was moved cross country from Ohio to California? That couldn't have been good for the baby...
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Monday, December 27, 2004 11:16 AM
I doubt very much that the gestation period for the animal is three years.
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Monday, December 27, 2004 2:25 PM
From SeaWorld's own site....


The gestation period of a killer whale is about 17 months -- the longest known of all cetaceans. Pregnancies followed at the SeaWorld Adventure Parks have ranged from 15 to 18 months.


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Monday, December 27, 2004 3:10 PM
Which is still not three years. :)
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Monday, December 27, 2004 4:29 PM
My bad, I was thinking of Shouka, the orca at SFWoA now at SFMW... Not the on from SWO now at SWSD... :) My fault...
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Monday, December 27, 2004 4:40 PM
I was agreeing with you, Jeff, by providing proof...
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