Today is the 21st of August, twenty-four years since Kandu V’s death.
According to the photographer, this shot was taken three days before she was killed, the result of escalating aggression between her and Corky II, something that SeaWorld was either ignorant of or indifferent to and kept the animals together despite the fact Kandu was not getting along with the older whale. Kandu who, at one point, left Corky injured and bleeding after opening a gash in her lower abdomen.
In the wild both whales, of different bloodlines and geographical regions, would not have crossed paths. In the wild they would not have been restricted to a small space, and instead would have had room to keep a safe distance from any individual that they didn’t like.
I don’t care if this happened a long time ago. I’m not forgetting her.
DFS sale my arse, if you’re charging £1000 for a shitty couch you shouldn’t be allowed to call it a sale.
bottlenose dolphin and pilot whale
Free Morgan - her capture & confinement
Morgan’s teeth are whittling away the more bored she gets- she chews on concrete and metal bars, breaking her teeth…
She is relentlessly attacked and bullied by the other orca, as this diagram shows:
pictures say more than words can, sometimes. I often wonder how procaps even exist?
Freshly captured pilot whale isn’t doing well. Trainers in Taiji are having to hold it up so it can breathe.
I doubt it’ll make it through the night. Captivity kills.
Transient Orcas offshore from Tofino, British Columbia