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New Pics of Narnia

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Brand new photos of Narnia, the seven year old juvenile orca who was captured in Sea of Okhotsk in Russia last year. It’s the first photos released of the whale in months as no one is usually allowed to view her. She is being kept in a tiny 10x10m pen. 

Narnia has been sold to a new aquarium that is due to open in Moscow next spring (Note that she has NOT been sold to the Primorsky Aquarium as some other sites are saying). The Aquarium has also announced that it will house TWO orca, and another capture is being planned imminently. 

Here’s photos of the future aquarium in Moscow as well as them saying they will have two orcas. [x]

Photos of Narnia’s seapen [x]

(Source: teamorkid, via arlluk)

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miss-rhapsody:

New details on Narnia’s capture:
The head of LLC “Utrish Dolphinarium” Lev Mukhametov said that representatives of the “Sochi Dolphinarium” have lied, claiming that only one orca was caught. In fact, he said, three orcas were caught in the net during the capture. One was entangled in the net and drowned, one (Narnia) was captured, and regarding the third one, there are two versions: 1) it safely escaped from the net, and 2) it was shot, because it created a dangerous situation for the people during the capture.
via Russian Orcas
btw. I wanted to add that the escaped/dead “calf” was never Narnia’s kid. Narnia is too young to have a calf, this story is a misconception due to an article from 2003. Back then a mother and her calf were captured.

miss-rhapsody:

New details on Narnia’s capture:

The head of LLC “Utrish Dolphinarium” Lev Mukhametov said that representatives of the “Sochi Dolphinarium” have lied, claiming that only one orca was caught. In fact, he said, three orcas were caught in the net during the capture. One was entangled in the net and drowned, one (Narnia) was captured, and regarding the third one, there are two versions: 1) it safely escaped from the net, and 2) it was shot, because it created a dangerous situation for the people during the capture.

via Russian Orcas

btw. I wanted to add that the escaped/dead “calf” was never Narnia’s kid. Narnia is too young to have a calf, this story is a misconception due to an article from 2003. Back then a mother and her calf were captured.

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fuckyeahkillerwhales:

It has been a sad month for us here, upon learning about the capture of two killer whales in Russia this past August. The first one was likely killed, and only one young adult female remains.
Killer whales are one of the most socially complex animals on the planet. They are very family-orientated; some even stay with their mother for their entire lives. Captures that break up these families are completely unjustifiable in today’s society, where several breeding populations of orcas already reside in human care.
The status of Russia’s wild orca population is unknown, but said to be at risk. While it was thought she would be sold abroad, it is now speculated that this orca has been sold to a new aquarium opening within Russia, a country who has no experience with captive orcas.
There seems to be little awareness of this occurrence; most people are under the impression that cetacean captures no longer happen. Unfortunately, this is not the case (a group of beluga whales were recently captured as well, to be imported to parks across the States). We have received several questions regarding Nakai’s injury at SeaWorld, and have even been sent a link to his feature on American news channels. Where is the media for this lone orca? Her capture is completely contradictory to the idea of conservation that aquariums are meant to promote, and it may also be a way of easing large, accredited aquariums into the wild orca industry once again. 
We do not wish to start a debate by posting, and there should be no debate regarding this to begin with. We are intending to share what few others are sharing. And we no longer want to be alone in voicing our concern for this orca.
Please follow Russian Orcas for more updates.

fuckyeahkillerwhales:

It has been a sad month for us here, upon learning about the capture of two killer whales in Russia this past August. The first one was likely killed, and only one young adult female remains.

Killer whales are one of the most socially complex animals on the planet. They are very family-orientated; some even stay with their mother for their entire lives. Captures that break up these families are completely unjustifiable in today’s society, where several breeding populations of orcas already reside in human care.

The status of Russia’s wild orca population is unknown, but said to be at risk. While it was thought she would be sold abroad, it is now speculated that this orca has been sold to a new aquarium opening within Russia, a country who has no experience with captive orcas.

There seems to be little awareness of this occurrence; most people are under the impression that cetacean captures no longer happen. Unfortunately, this is not the case (a group of beluga whales were recently captured as well, to be imported to parks across the States). We have received several questions regarding Nakai’s injury at SeaWorld, and have even been sent a link to his feature on American news channels. Where is the media for this lone orca? Her capture is completely contradictory to the idea of conservation that aquariums are meant to promote, and it may also be a way of easing large, accredited aquariums into the wild orca industry once again. 

We do not wish to start a debate by posting, and there should be no debate regarding this to begin with. We are intending to share what few others are sharing. And we no longer want to be alone in voicing our concern for this orca.

Please follow Russian Orcas for more updates.

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tharidra:

orcaspirit:

teamorkid:

New picture of Narnia, the Killer Whale captured in Russia.

My poor baby girl

What have they been doing with her all this time? Will she be the next Junior?

I think she has only been captive for a week or so…
She’s going to be sent to a marine park/complex thing that hasn’t been built yet, so I assume she’ll be living there until her new “home” is completed. Not sure how long that will take.

I really hope she won’t become another Junior. :c

freedomfororcas:

tharidra:

orcaspirit:

teamorkid:

New picture of Narnia, the Killer Whale captured in Russia.

My poor baby girl

What have they been doing with her all this time? Will she be the next Junior?

I think she has only been captive for a week or so…

She’s going to be sent to a marine park/complex thing that hasn’t been built yet, so I assume she’ll be living there until her new “home” is completed. Not sure how long that will take.

I really hope she won’t become another Junior. :c

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soleilalae:


End killer whale captivity
This is the new facility that will be opening next year, that the captive Russian orca (now named Narnia) has been sold too.You can just see a little orca in a tank in one of the computer generated images.Personally, I don’t see the whale surviving long enough to be sent there.
Primorsky Aquarium

What a piss poor example of a facility, just like all the rest. 

It’s such a bizarre shaped tank.

I spy a poke-ball. And I don’t see seating? I see…… flowers???

On the website it says that the dolphinarium is indoors. That probably is the pond by the entrance that they’ve shopped the whale onto at the last minute.
I think they don’t want to promote this whale too much in case it dies before the grand opening next year.

Why can’t they leave the wild whales alone?!

endkillerwhalecaptivity:

save-lolita:

endkillerwhalecaptivity:

soleilalae:

This is the new facility that will be opening next year, that the captive Russian orca (now named Narnia) has been sold too.
You can just see a little orca in a tank in one of the computer generated images.
Personally, I don’t see the whale surviving long enough to be sent there.

Primorsky Aquarium

What a piss poor example of a facility, just like all the rest. 

It’s such a bizarre shaped tank.

I spy a poke-ball. And I don’t see seating? I see…… flowers???

On the website it says that the dolphinarium is indoors. That probably is the pond by the entrance that they’ve shopped the whale onto at the last minute.

I think they don’t want to promote this whale too much in case it dies before the grand opening next year.

Why can’t they leave the wild whales alone?!

(Source: mojavedolphins)

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