Marineland Antibes have just today announced the birth of a new baby orca at their park. This is the second surviving calf born to Wikie. Her first calf, Moana, was born in March 2011. This new calf made it into the news just one day after birth, with sources hinting that the calf might be inbred (http://digitaljournal.com/article/362629). A recent status update from the French entertainment park provides some information about the newborn (apologies for the rough translation via Google Translate):
"Born on the night of November 20 to 21, the baby of about 150 kilos shows particularly close to his mother Wikie.
Performing regularly and successfully breeding of dolphins, gray sharks, sea lions, penguins ... the largest marine park in Europe has the pleasure of attending the birth of her sixth baby orca.
This event represents the second generation orcas born on site because Wikie mom was born in 2001 at Marineland, confirms the success in terms of reproduction and survival of species.
Our animal and veterinary teams take turns day and night to ensure the health and well-being of the baby, whose sex will be determined later.
A contest on our Facebook page will be made for the choice of name."
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