ORLANDO, Florida SeaWorld's newest baby killer whale now has
Makaio, meaning "gift of God" in Hawaiian, was the most popular choice of a Facebook poll commissioned by the Orlando theme park to name the whale.
The name received about 55 percent of the vote, coming in ahead of "Nico," from the Greek name Nikos, and the Japanese name "Haruki" or "shining brightly."
Makaio (pronounced Muh-KI-oh) was born in October 2010 and was
the first successful birth since Malia was born in 2007. Orlando's
SeaWorld now has seven of 42 killer whales that are currently in
captivity. SeaWorld has seven killer whales at its California location and six whales at its Texas park.
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