photo courtesy of jeku arce
Sea World San Antonio has a new Shamu.
Look out Shamu, you've got competition! Sea World San Antonio announced the birth of a new killer whale calf by Takara, an 18 year old Orca. My wife can't get enough of Sea World (map), but I have yet to visit (for some reason, I've been out of town every time we've had visitors that she went there with), but with an announcement like this, I feel a certain pride in San Antonio and the Sea World staff. Breeding any large animal in captivity is typically not an easy feat, but Sea World has been rather successful in their efforts with killer whales, which are truly magnificent to watch (I've seen them in San Diego). Amazing intelligence, agility, and understanding of their surroundings, it should be interesting to watch the new calf grow up through the years.