SeaWorld prepares for final orca birth in its parks

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Orcas during a show at SeaWorld
Orcas during a show at SeaWorld

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGO) -- SeaWorld officials are preparing for the last birth of an orca at one of its parks.

The Orlando-based company says the calf will be born at SeaWorld San Antonio in the next four to six weeks.

The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced last year that it was ending its orca breeding program.

The gestation period for orcas is approximately 18 months.