SeaWorld San Diego has a new killer whale. A calf was born on Thursday morning and currently is under the watchful eye of a zoological team. The new member of the family was born to Kasatka, a 37-year-old killer who has had four calves while living at SeaWorld.
The birth of the birth of the calf was on Thursday morning at 6:33 and so far the team watching the whales hasn’t determined the sex. According to SeaWorld calf is estimated to weigh between 300 and 350 pounds and is roughly 6 to 7 feet. No name has been picked for the animal yet.
While the team of experts will be keeping an eye around the clock on the killer whales, for now the two are in the SeaWorld San Diego's Shamu Stadium enjoying a little bonding time with each other. The first few days are critical for the calf so the park is vigilant about the situation.
This is the sixth successful killer whale birth at SeaWorld San Diego and as guests of the park hear the news, everyone realizes that this coming summer will be a great time to check out the new not-so-little killer whale.
Take a look at the photo slideshow of the killer whale and calf at SeaWorld.