Mother orca Tahlequah has had her baby. The endangered southern resident killer whale, J35, touched hearts in the Pacific Northwest and around the world in August 2018 when she lost a calf that lived only a half-hour. She carried the calf for 17 days and 1,000 miles, refusing to let the calf go. “It’s fabulous news,” Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research , said of the new baby, which he documented Saturday in the San Juan Islands. The gender is not yet known. Your browser is set to private mode. To continue reading, log in or subscribe. Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in now.


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