Matriarch Mom Gives Birth to Newest Member of the Shamu Family

@shan143 (345)
September 20, 2006 11:46am CST
The calf's mother, Katina, gave birth to the 7-foot-long, 350-pound newborn at 3:23 p.m. in SeaWorld Orlando's multimillion-gallon research and breeding facility, Shamu Stadium, following a 1-1/2-hour labor. Moments later, the baby whale instinctively swam to the surface of the water for its first breath of air. The calf began nursing within hours
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