Matariki The Wellington Whale is back + it looks like she could be about to give birth

trending 18/07/2018

Matariki The Wellington Whale has returned to Wellington Harbour! And it turns out Matariki who we all originally thought may have been a he, may actually be a wahine about to give birth!

We are currently about to head into the peak of their mating season and Matariki is showing signs that she may be finding a place where she can have her baby.

Southern Right Whale's prefer calm and shallower waters to give birth in, and it seems like Wellington's Harbour is providing the perfect spot for her. 

If Matariki does give birth to a calf, it will be after a 12-13 month gestation period.