Baby Shamu 2, as she had been nicknamed, seemed to do well after birth. She began to nurse soon after birth and Kenau had been doing well with her first calf. Unfortunately, the calf started to have trouble breathing and passed away soon after. Orca calves are born with heart valves open and they should close soon after birth. Because Baby Shamu 2 had a respiratory infection, this worsened her condition. One of the valves did not close which caused the calf to pass away.
Birthplace-SeaWorld San Diego
Length of Labor-4 Hours
Date of Death-1/16/86
Place of Death-SeaWorld San Diego
Cause of Death-Heart Defect/Respiratory Virus
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