Photographs by AP/CHRIS GOTSHALL
In this image provided by SeaWorld, orca Takara helps guide her newborn to the surface Wednesday at the SeaWorld park in San Antonio.
Originally published April 21, 2017 at 02:51a.m., updated April 21, 2017 at 02:51a.m.
The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas in response to animal-welfare protests and declining ticket sales.
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