Sea World Killer Whale Gives Birth on Valentines Day

Don’t miss your chance to watch a killer whale baby being born — tail first.

Most people don’t realize that orcas, also known as killer whales, are the largest members of the dolphin family. That’s right, killer whales are actually dolphins. Just like other dolphins, their babies are normally born tail first. Remember that dolphins have to breathe air — following birth, the mother’s next urgent task is to get the baby to the surface so it can breathe — a little like the doctor who spanks the baby to make it take its first breath!