Posts tagged killer whales
Posts tagged killer whales
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Another article on the little lost baby orca in Norway.
"Transporting it (the orca) to an aquarium is not recommended! Life in a pool is no life for an orca."
I’m sorry, but I cannot morally accept leaving this young, dependant calf to starve to death, completely alone. It is clearly in need of some form of rescue.
I am anti-captivity, but this baby needs to be carefully monitored and taken care of, or else it will die.
Wtf. I am pretty much as anticap as they come, but I don’t believe that leaving this baby to die is the right way to do things! What makes him/her any less deserving of a chance at life than Morgan or Pascuala?
Did you guys read the entire article?
I used google translate and from my understanding they’re gonna feed it fish. I doubt they’d just leave it there to die. Norway has a big population of orcas and to my knowledge they’ve never let one in need die. I just think they wanna avoid a captivity life for the orca if it’s possible.
I seriously doubt it’s weaned. All the folding on the tail makes it look very young, young enough to still be nursing. If that is the case then simply throwing him/her fish isn’t going to solve anything. On top of that, if it begins to associate humans with food we’re going to end up with another Luna.
What if they could do something similar to Springer? Assuming this calf can eat fish (I have no idea if it can or not), they could use some sort of tube system that sends fish to the orca without a person physically handing fish to him. That way he wouldn’t associate humans with food.
I agree that it’s probably not weaned yet. I doubt it can do much with fish. Poor thing. :(
THIS IS THE MOST ADORABLE THING, AND MAKANI IS SO PRECIOUS
photo is from SWSD
Look at that little sweetie, he’s so cute!
Look at you! You still have some baby pigment left! :3
Mak swimming passed the glass. Just look at that baby whale eye.
Baby Makani by Joyous King Photography
Seems like you were born yesterday! Happy birthday to one of the most intelligent and beautiful killer whales I’ve seen! Happy Bday, Makani
He’s a year old already?! Wow!
This was totally worth the 3 hours and 2,200 beads!
I might keep this for myself. I <3 you Keiko!
Keiko spyhopping at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
I loved watching his physical and mental health improve while he was at Oregon. He underwent such a transformation.
His papilloma virus nearly disappeared!
The fatal stranding of nine orcas on a Southland beach is one of the largest ever and a tragedy for the NZ population, an expert says.
An adult female, with her calf at her side, attacking a southern elephant seal. Photo by Ryan Reisinger.
We are currently working on a graduate thesis involving wild, Antarctic orcas. It sounds extremely exciting (and it is!) but the current stages involve a lot of paperwork, and are too early to discuss much more.
We will try to attend to the blog as often as possible, and keep spreading the killer whale love!
You better provide a link when you’re done!
I need whale science!