Checking in with Takara!


April 15, 2017


Time for another update on Takara! Anyone else getting anxious for this birth!?

A few things to know.


  • She’s in the home stretch! Throughout this last month, Takara has been monitored 24/7 to make sure that everything remains normal, and of course to keep an eye out for signs of labor!

  • She really blossomed! Staff are taking her measurements and weight more regularly to get a better idea of her development. So far, veterinarians estimate she has gained around 700 lbs!


  • Talk about a looong pregnancy...Takara is about 18 months along in her pregnancy (that means she was almost 6 months into her pregnancy when we announced the end of our orca breeding in March 2016 (Learn more about that announcement here).

  • She’s ready for this! According to Trainer Julie, she is doing fantastic! Takara is already an amazing mom, which can be seen everyday in her interactions with daughters Kamea and Sakari.


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