A pod of endangered orcas off the coast of British Columbia is welcoming a new sign of hope: A baby orca.

 Princess Angeline, a 38-year-old orca, was seen swimming with her new baby on Saturday. The new baby, J53, is the third calf born to J pod so far this year.

Executive Director Michael Harris said in a statement the wide age range of the female orcas giving birth is fascinating.

"This year we've had the youngest mother on record give birth, a 10-year-old, and three of the oldest," Michael Harris, Executive Director of the Center for Whale Research, told CTV News. "Now we've got a grandma having a baby. Forty is definitely the new 30 among the Southerns."

The new member joins a pod observed thriving earlier this year, lending new hope that the endangered orca population is beginning to have a resurgence. We couldn't be happier for them.


Responses to "Wild Grandma Orca Gives Birth To Sweetest Symbol Of Hope"

  1. That is wonderful news!!


  3. Wonderful, welcome to the world baby orca xx

  4. Unknown says:

    That is great news. This comes at a time when we really need some reassurance as to wether the animal population can survive us humans!!!! I pray that people can really get a deep understanding to what we are doing to our planet!!

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