I was fortunate enough to be in the presence of the southern resident orcas when a new baby (J49) was born. It was truly unique, I doubt I will ever witness anything like it again. The whole pod (15+ orcas) seemed to be very excited and very curious of their new family member, and were taking turns carrying the calf on their head and passing it around, helping to support the less than 3 hours old baby at the surface.
This illustration depicts J2 "Granny" and her family. Granny became a great great grandmother with the birth of J49.
Clockwise from top: J49, J14 "Samish" (J49's grandmother), J45 "Se-yi-chn" (J49's uncle), J2 "Granny" (J49's great great grandmother), J40 "Suttles" (J49's auntie), and J37 "Hy'shqa" (J49's mother) who at 12 years old, is the youngest southern resident whale known to have given birth.