Vote to Name SeaWorld’s New Killer Whale

"Baby Shamu" was the sixth killer whale born at SeaWorld

By Christina London
|  Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013  |  Updated 4:16 PM PDT
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Voting to name SeaWorld's baby killer whale runs June 10-14.

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SeaWorld San Diego wants the public’s help to name its newest killer whale.

“Baby Shamu,” as he’s being called now, was born Feb. 14 to mom Kasatka. He was the six killer whale born at SeaWorld San Diego, according to park officials.

People can chose among three names:

  • Hako (Scandinavian) meaning “true son”
  • Valentino (Italian) meaning “strong”
  • Makani (Hawaiian) meaning “the wind”

To vote, visit SeaWorld San Diego’s Facebook page. Voting started Monday, June 10 and runs through Friday, June 14, when the name will be announced.

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