Hello baby! A baby of false killer whale born

Hello baby! A baby of false killer whale born

The baby of a false killer whale and its mother Momo


June 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

A false killer whale, which is a type of dolphin, gave birth to a baby on May 23 at the Ocean Expo Park in Motobu Town. This is the first birth of the species to happen at the park for 17 years. Momo, the mother of the baby, was rescued near Yomitan.

This is a rare case in which a false killer whale has been raised from its birth. There are very few breeding records for this particular species in the world. Out of eight cases of the species breeding in Japan, only one survived more than a year. The dolphin was born at the Ocean Expo Park in 2000.

(English translation by T&CT and Sayaka Sakuma) 

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