On February 28, Corky went into labor with her calf. It was not known that she was pregnant until the calf's flukes appeared. She gave birth to her calf and Orky 2's assistance. He was the first orca to be conceived in captivity. Corky tried to care for her calf, but unfortunately, she didn't know how to nurse. Trainers and veterinarians attempted to step in, but sadly the calf passed away.
Birthplace-Marineland of the Pacific
Date of Death-3/15/77
Place of Death-Marineland of the Pacific
Cause of Death-Brain Damage/Pneumonia
(Note: To see this orca's extended wild family, go to Corky 2's Profile.)
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- [+] 1977 (1 C)