Wed. Oct 16th, 2019

SeaWorld welcomes 150-pound bundle of joy

SeaWorld Orlando announced the birth of a Pacific walrus calf.The calf belongs to mother Kaboodle and father Garfield, and is 16-year-old Kaboodle’s second calf.After determining Kaboodle was not lactating, SeaWorld’s team made a decision to intervene and provide 24-hour care for the calf, with eight bottle feedings a day. They also spend time socializing with the calf.”I am incredibly proud to watch our teams in action as they provide world-class care for Kaboodle and her calf,” said Gus Antorcha, CEO of SeaWorld Parks.”Our talented veterinarians and animal experts gave the best in prenatal care for Kaboodle, and now ongoing, round-the-clock care of mom and calf.”Kaboodle and her calf will be kept behind the scenes at the park while the calf gains weight and learns to swim.”Our team is incredibly proud of the birth of this walrus calf — only the second ever at SeaWorld Orlando, and the team is providing around-the-clock care to monitor the health of both calf and mom,” Dr. Stacy DiRocco, a senior veterinarian at SeaWorld Orlando, said.Garfield, the calf’s father, was one of 10 orphaned walruses SeaWorld Orlando has raised with permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SeaWorld Orlando announced the birth of a Pacific walrus calf.

The calf belongs to mother Kaboodle and father Garfield, and is 16-year-old Kaboodle’s second calf.

After determining Kaboodle was not lactating, SeaWorld’s team made a decision to intervene and provide 24-hour care for the calf, with eight bottle feedings a day. They also spend time socializing with the calf.

“I am incredibly proud to watch our teams in action as they provide world-class care for Kaboodle and her calf,” said Gus Antorcha, CEO of SeaWorld Parks.”Our talented veterinarians and animal experts gave the best in prenatal care for Kaboodle, and now ongoing, round-the-clock care of mom and calf.”

Kaboodle and her calf will be kept behind the scenes at the park while the calf gains weight and learns to swim.

“Our team is incredibly proud of the birth of this walrus calf — only the second ever at SeaWorld Orlando, and the team is providing around-the-clock care to monitor the health of both calf and mom,” Dr. Stacy DiRocco, a senior veterinarian at SeaWorld Orlando, said.

Garfield, the calf’s father, was one of 10 orpha

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