MIAMI — The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales.
The Orlando-based company said the orca — the last in a generation of whales bred in confinement — was born Wednesday afternoon. SeaWorld did not immediately name the calf because the park’s veterinarians had not yet determined whether it was male or female.
Dozens of committed activists and other opponents of the $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 70 through northeast Denver lost a big challenge against the project last week, but don’t count them out — not yet.
A former Marine with a lot of grit, even David Pond was running out of gas.
After returning to civilian life, Pond struggled to find his footing as he waded through school, only breathing again when he was reunited with the bomb-sniffing dog he served with. Now, Pond is turning his efforts to helping other veterans so they don’t have to struggle in the way he did.