Abandoned baby humpback whale euthanised
Colin the abandoned baby humpback whale has been euthanased, after it was decided nothing could be done to save him.
The month old calf was given an overdose of anesthetic, after authorities found him in a bad way this morning.
He was having trouble breathing, and suffering bad cuts.
The calf was put down behind the breakwater at The Basin, in Sydney’s Pittwater - after 10 minutes he could still be seen moving in the water.
In a last bid to try and save him, local activists served an injunction on national parks to try and stop them, but it couldn’t be served in time.
Animal welfare groups insisted there was nothing more they could do to save him.
John Dengate from the National Parks and Wildlife service says his team had exhausted all possible options.
“It’s been I think on everyone’s mind – couldn’t you just do something, couldn’t you just feed it, can’t you get it out to a pod of whales?
“What I would say to those people is that we’ve tried every single technique that anyone with any kind of standing in the industry has suggested.”
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