Wikie’s Baby is named Keijo !
Keijo means supernatural being or elf in Finnish.
Pictore & source: Marineland on Facebook
Video (in french) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3-MKT93XMY&feature=youtu.be
It souds like “queijo” wich means cheese in brazilian portugues. What is happening with their names? Keijo, Makani, Kamea…
It’s one letter off from Keiko as well. Wonder how often his name’ll be misspelt, since J and K are right next to each other on the keyboard.
Possibly, it’s one of 6 captured in 2013 orcas in Russia!
Via Russian Orcas
If this is one of the recent captures then this seems likely to be the male (going only off the drooping dorsal fin).
This poor guy hasn’t even been put in a marine park yet and already captivity is affecting him (collapsing dorsal fin).
Why can’t people get it through their thick skulls that these animals are destroyed in captivity? They just cannot thrive there so just stop it. Leave them be in the oceans with their families where they were intended to be.
I thought Narnia’s dorsal leaned slightly to the right though? This orca has a similar jawline to Narnia too, I think it’s her.
She should be out in the ocean with her mother right now.
Instead she and several others have been ripped away from their close-knit family just so they can be used to entertain -sorry, “educate” the still ignorant public about her kind (in which said education will contain nothing new or useful and the public will remain ignorant).
I hope that with these animals sacrificing their freedom just to please you is fucking worth it, you selfish twats.
Orca researcher Ingrid Visser tends to stranded orca Koru. When he got free, he quickly rejoined his companions and appeared perfectly fine. Picture like this really shows how big they are!
Oh my god, he is absolutely massive.
There’s just…so much here I don’t know where to start.
I don’t know if this person is referring to one SeaWorld park or all (I’m assuming it’s just one), but the numbers of wild caught orcas vs. captive borns is skewed.
But I could be wrong. And perhaps I might be a little bit picky about those numbers.
Well, what’s next?
So, sea pens are bad for orcas, because life in a tank is so PERFECT! It’s like the moment you put a captive orca into a seapen it’ll instantly die. Though I am not into just throwing former captive whales into the ocean and hoping for the best. But the current tank sizes… just, no.
Speaking of which, this person gives out tank dimensions, which is somehow supposed to make everyone think that it is more than enough than some nasty ol’ seapen. I mean, the whales can dive to a whopping 36 feet in a SeaWorld tank! Fifteen feet in “the two side pools” as opposed to the depths a wild orca can reach, which is, what, a hundred feet? Two hundred plus, depending on what they’re hunting. For a comparison recreational scuba divers usually max out at 98 feet. Even a free diver gets to dive deeper than poor Shamu.
And swim a hundred and eighty feet in a straight line! That’s totally better than swimming 100 miles or so a day.
But I guess at SeaWorld the orcas has no use for deep diving or long range swimming as they are fed dead fish from a steel bucket and spend most of their time on the surface. Deep pools, who needs ‘em? Not SeaWorld orcas, that’s for sure.
Not to mention the sheer number of orcas they cram into these tanks, which results in less space for them to move around in. SeaWorld solves that problem by sending the excess whales to other parks, destroying the mother-calf bond in the process. I think it’s their twisted way of showing how much they care, getting rid of surplus animals to make room for the others. How considerate of them.
And let’s not forget that captive animals apparently have it so much better than those in the wild, because of all the man-made problems they face.
They’d been surviving well enough until we came along with our pollution, over-fishing, hunting and general fucking up of the planet, and we show we care by destroying tight-knit family groups in the name of conservation and education.
And SeaWorld hasn’t captured an orca since 1975? That’s only for those in the Pacific Northwest. What about the Icelandic captures? Did you forget about those as well?
A “fancy resort for whales.” Well, gee I guess you may be right. So, when is the holiday over for them and when can they go home?
Oh, right, they can’t. It’s not a “fancy resort” but a prison. I don’t think I like to spend the rest of my life in a hotel room being unable to leave it, eating room service food all the time and having to share the space with half a dozen other people. I’d get fucking bored.
"Sea World Killer Whale Trainer Responds to Blackfish"
Everyone, please watch this. I was all up in arms against Sea World after watching the documentary, I will admit, but this give people more than a little to think about.
Have you researched this guy? He’s a joke. He has less than five yeas experience working with marine mammals and has NEVER swam with the killer whales. He spent the majority of his time at SeaWorld with the penguins. His educational background is in Real Estate and he’s currently in Los Angeles trying to become a celebrity. He made the video to try and get famous, notice that no news outlet interviewed him, he’s, in essence, interviewing himself. This guy, Kyle Kittleson, is absolute fucking scum.
OMFG and procaps worship these fuckers and hold them in high regard more than actual researchers. I respect someone like Ingrid Visser a whole lot. I do not respect these wetsuited clowns.
Being an orca trainer is not about wanting to educate people, it’s about wanting a job treating orcas as your playthings while deluding yourself that you’re doing good things for the species.
Just a little sample of the bullshit spewing from SeaWorld’s cult members. Green had made quite a few valid points, but sadly they were drowned out by the procap rage and sadness stemming from SeaWorld still being unable to dump its trainers back into the water.
Oh man SeaWorld supporters on twitter are so pitiful “they may not be able to do waterworks but i still love SeaWorld”…its embarrassingWhat makes me physically ill is that people are actually angry over the decision of banning waterworks for the safety of the trainers, and, the animals.
I reckon! Seriously why do they care so much? Do they want their beloved trainers to be harmed?
Procaps say that the trainers are working in a job that is quite dangerous but they know the risks and should be allowed back in the water because THE BOND is so much more important than trainer safety. After all, these darlings have no other career aspirations other than that of whale trainer because it looks cool, and no waterworks means they can’t follow in the footsteps of whatever trainer they happen to be worshiping at the time.
And when a trainer is hurt it’s their fault because SeaWorld says it is and procaps believe it.
So I’m lying on the bed using my laptop when my partner, sitting at his desk next to the bed, suddenly shouts “FEEL THE POWER OF ECONOMICS” and pegs my wallet at me. He meant to hit my shoulder. It sconed me in the temple instead.
The pain has subsided, and he is very sorry. In retrospect it was actually pretty funny.
I live with some crazy people, let me tell you.
As it doesn’t seem to have a reason to come up a lot - who is your favourite captive orca?
Either Tilikum or Corky. If we’re talking about deceased, I really like Hyak II.
Alive: Orkid and Nakai
Deceased: Samoa and Kenau
Makaio and Malik- forever and always.
Alive: Orkid and Morgan
Deceased: Taima and Kotar
Alive: I could say all, but Corky 2, Orkid, Lolita, Tilikum
Deceased: Kandu V, Keiko
The drugs SeaWorld and other marine parks are known to give to captive…
And if some of these SeaWorld supporters want to work with animals but lack the basic knowledge to, say, differentiate certain types of drugs and lump them all as being the same shit they’ll do more harm than good. And this scares me.
I’m not saying the person in the screenshot wants to work with animals, but, really, SeaWorld groupies don’t appear to have much in the way of brains, and I wouldn’t want them being in charge of large, intelligent predators.