fightingforwhales

youresuchatwat:

Skyla was born in February 2004 and taken away from her mother in February 2006, so she was almost exactly 2 years old when she was moved.  

Interestingly, it is the opinion of Lanny Cornell, a former SeaWorld veterinarian, that a calf must remain with its mother for at least 3 years to nurse.

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