SeaWorld Orca Dies Giving Birth

Orca who killed trainer is stillborn calf's father
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – SeaWorld Orlando lost an orca and its newborn calf today as the mother died giving birth. Both calf and mother were lost to complications associated with the whale birthing process, which SeaWorld personnel attributed to unusual positioning of the baby. The father of the calf was Tilikum, the orca who killed a trainer at SeaWorld in February. "We are very saddened by this loss," a SeaWorld spokesman tells CNN.
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