'Once, when a caretaker's 18-month-old son falls silently into the pool with Keiko, Keiko raises him to the surface and deposits him on the walkway, saving his life before anyone knew he had fallen in.
The scene is incorporated into “Free Willy.” They expect to use a robot whale for the scene, but they give Keiko a try, and he performs flawlessly on the first take. The cast and crew grow very fond of Keiko.’
- Howard Garrett
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It’s a red cove day :(
"Don’t keep what you cannot control!" Blackfish premiers on TV this Thursday on BBC4 at 9pm! I advice pro caps and Anti caps to watch it! Honestly the best documentary I have ever seen! And I know I am very strongly an anti captivity but I feel they tried to tell both sides however with Seaworld refusing to comment till after it was released I feel it shows that they know it’s wrong! They belong in the sea, swimming wild and free! We are the only species that feel they have power over everything, but it has shown with the 4 deaths and countless attacks that we cannot control these intelligent, beautiful animals! We separate these stunning animals from their families but yet we prosecute people who kidnap children? Do we not realise we do the same? They feel pain and remember! No wonder they turn!! 🚫🐳🐬
This is what you are supporting if you go to any marine park. Say no to abusement parks.
If you are unconcerned with the murder, exploitation and kidnapping of cetaceans you can go fuck yourself. I have zero interest in knowing anyone who supports whale and dolphin captivity.
- Kiska is easily recognizable because she is alone in her tank at Marineland Canada
- She has virtually no teeth left, and they have been ground down to her jawline
- Her dorsal fin is slightly collapsed
- She has a slight hook at the front of her left eyepatch.
- Both eyepatches are fairly long
- Kiska was captured in Iceland at about 3 years old.
- She has had 5 calves, all of which have since died.
- She has seen many Orcas come and go through Marineland (whether they died or were transferred), but she is now left alone, despite Orcas being highly social creatures that thrive off of contact from other Orcas.
- Ulises is easily recognizable by his collapsed dorsal fin which has not flopped all the way over.
- His right eyepatch has a distinct hook, similar to Corky II’s eyepatches
- His left eyepatch also has a hook, but not as extreme. This eyepatch tends to fade off into a point at the back.
- Ulises was captured from Iceland at about 3 years of age.
- He spent the first few years of his life at a small aquarium in Barcelona before being moved to Seaworld California.
- Back when the Shamu Cam was on, Ulises was usually the Orca that could have been seen in the tank, mostly alone.
- It was believed that Ulises could not sire calves, but in 2011 Moana was born to the Orca Wikie at Marineland France via Artificial Insemination. He has not sired any other calves since then.
Nothing speaks the truth more than this!! There has been no known attacks on humans by orcas in the wild but many fatal attacks on trainers at parks that keep orcas. So why do we still keep these proud, powerful animals in captivity? And $eaworld want trainers back in the water with them… does that seem like they care about their trainers life’s?
All of $eaworlds male orcas have fallen dorsal fins, $eaworld tells the public that more than 25% of wild male orcas fins flop over, this is a lie! Only 1% of wild orcas have flopped dorsal fins, which is usually due to an injury of some kind!