Orca calf born at SeaWorld Orlando

Posted Monday, October 11, 2010 12:35 PM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld Orlando's newest addition — a 7-foot-long, 350-pound baby killer whale — is in good physical shape and showing signs of strength hours after its birth, the theme park says. Katina, a 34-year-old female, gave birth to her seventh calf Saturday night at 7:28 p.m.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 12:59 PM

Good news for Sea World after the rash of recent orca deaths. Bad news is, the idiot comments have already begun...on both sides.

Poor Katina's a breeding machine. Both she and this calf will die young, just like Kalina earlier this week. Set them all free ChlorineTank World!

Glass half-full kinda person, I see.

Calling Katina a breeding machine is very derogatory toward her.

Yes, because the whale would be upset to hear that.

[cont']...This new baby is a ray of sunshine for Sea World

*yack*

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Monday, October 11, 2010 1:12 PM

Its one of Tilikum's kids. Probably destined to be a trainer killer who will end up in an asylum thats part of a Halloweekends display.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 1:39 PM

^ All the more reason to hate babies. In this case, baby orcas.

;) :)

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Monday, October 11, 2010 1:43 PM

Will there be any public displays of breastfeeding involved?

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Monday, October 11, 2010 3:45 PM

Mmmmm...whale milk.....

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Monday, October 11, 2010 3:47 PM

GoBucks is my hero for this thread.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 6:52 PM

Two steps backwards, one step forward.

It's such a cutie-pie.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 9:13 PM

Can Orcas be Muslim or gay? Or use fast pass?

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Monday, October 11, 2010 11:41 PM

I was Sea World the day the baby was born. No Shamu show of course, but they let us in to view the 3000lb baby. It was really spectacular.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 11:44 PM

So let's see...

These animals never miss a meal, are guaranteed to get laid, are safe from predators (humans and... does anything eat orcas?), will never get hit by a boat prop, can't accidentally beach themselves and never have to worry about water quality.

Poor bastards, indeed.

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Monday, October 11, 2010 11:56 PM

^I believe a Giant Squid is the only predator to the Orca.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:35 AM

Jeff said:
These animals never miss a meal, are guaranteed to get laid, are safe from predators (humans and... does anything eat orcas?), will never get hit by a boat prop, can't accidentally beach themselves and never have to worry about water quality.

All of the above applies to humans in prison as well.

Just sayin'. ;)

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:46 AM

I think most prisoners, if they could, would opt out of the aforementioned guarantee, however.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:56 AM

Believe what you want. These walls are funny. First you hate 'em., then you get used to 'em. After long enough, you get so you depend on 'em. Thats institutionalized.

Can we bring in Spock to get the orcas' view on the guarantee? :)

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:12 AM

Prisoners aren't guaranteed to get laid, and are definitely at risk of other predators.

Seriously, you may not agree with animals in captivity, but don't compare them to prisoners. I'd much rather be in captivity than be imprisioned.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:16 AM

Get yourself to a sense of humor specialist, pronto. ;)

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:22 AM

Tekwardo said:
Prisoners aren't guaranteed to get laid, and are definitely at risk of other predators.

Seriously, you may not agree with animals in captivity, but don't compare them to prisoners. I'd much rather be in captivity than be imprisioned.

Does that include getting abducted, waking up naked in an alien space craft with something probing your nether regions?

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:34 AM

I'm totally fine with being abducted, waking up naked in an alien space craft, and with thigns probing my nether regions. But that's just me.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:57 AM

Alien? Are you sure that wasn't just someone wearing the bird head? And the nether-region probe was just the bidet.

Last edited by birdhombre, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:57 AM
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