Orca birth called bittersweet

SeaWorld says calf is parks’ last that will be born in captivity

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 2:51 a.m.
Updated: April 21, 2017 at 2:51 a.m.

In this image provided by SeaWorld, orca Takara helps guide her newborn to the surface Wednesday at the SeaWorld park in San Antonio.

The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas in response to animal-welfare protests and declining ticket sales.

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