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350-Pound Newborn Doing Swimmingly at Sea World
[San Diego County Edition]
Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Alfonso, Mirna
Date: Jan 7, 1986
Start Page: 8
Section: Metro; 2; Metro Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

Shamu, the killer whale at Sea World, became a father Sunday when his mate, 12-year-old Kenau, gave birth to a 350-pound, seven-foot female calf at 8:35 a.m., Sea World officials said.

Shamu's first daughter, Baby Shamu, born last September at the Orlando, Fla., Sea World, became integrated into the routine there within a few days of birth. It is hoped that the new daughter will do the same, [Lanny H. Cornell] said.

As for the daddy, Cornell said Shamu was concerned, observant and interested in the calf. "There's a lot of talking going on" among the whales, Cornell said.

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