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.