What kind of baby is born at 150 pounds with facial hair? That could only be the SeaWorld Orlando baby walrus Kora, newest of the SeaWorld Orlando Attractions. For the time being Kaboodle and her calf will be kept out of view of guests while the baby gains weight and learns how to swim.
She’s still receiving swimming lessons from the animal care team at SeaWorld Orlando in her behind-the-scenes pool. Not a graceful swimmer as of yet, she dog paddles to keep her whiskered face above the water as her body gets stronger.
Kora is gaining weight she is already tipping the scales at 167 pounds as of July 15.
For now, guests can visit the other residents of Wild Arctic. Wild Arctic consists of walruses, beluga whales, and harbor seals. SeaWorld visitors lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time can catch a glimpse of the baby in the Wild Arctic exhibit when she is brought out briefly for playtime.
Welcome SeaWorld Orlando Baby Walrus
This new baby girl born on July 3, 2019, weighed in at 150 pounds. She has now received her name, it is Kora. She is the second Pacific walrus calf to be born to mom Kaboodle and dad Garfield. Both mom and calf are doing well.
SeaWorld Orlando’s animal care team observed right away that Kaboodle was not lactating. Which meant that the calf was not receiving the critical early nutrition as needed. SeaWorld Orlando’s animal care team is now providing 24-hour around the clock care. Including eight bottles a day, socialization, and companionship.
Gus Antorcha, the CEO of SeaWorld Parks, stated in a press release. “I’m incredibly proud to watch our animal teams in action as they provide world-class care for Kaboodle and her calf,” “Our talented veterinarians and animal experts give the best prenatal care for Kaboodle, and now ongoing, around-the-clock care for mom and calf.”
The birth of a walrus calf is quite rare. Only four walrus calves have been born in all of SeaWorld’s 55 years of animal care. Kaboodle’s calf is one of only eighteen walruses living in zoological facilities throughout the USA.
We will keep you up to date concerning any new information released on Kaboodle and her calf Kora. We look forward to seeing the newest SeaWorld Orlando baby in the near future.