Baby Orca Born in Texas – level 2

03-05-2017 15:00

There is a video of a birth of the last killer whale living in captivity. The calf was born to 25-year-old Takara in a Sea World in Texas.

Sea World announced the end of its orca breeding programme last year. It was after the film ‘Blackfish’. Some people started to worry about the benefits of orcas living in captivity. Animal rights campaigners want to move both the orcas into a wildlife reservation.

Difficult words: captivity (a place where people or animals are kept; they cannot leave the place freely), calf (a baby animal such as a whale, cow, or an elephant), announce (tell officially), breeding programme (keeping animals to have baby animals), campaigner (an activist).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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