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Killer Whale at Marineland appears to be ailing

BY ELIZABETH BATT
7/28/14
Niagara Falls - Newly published photographs taken by Ontario Captive Animal Watch (OCAW), appear to show that Marineland's solitary killer whale 'Kiska', is in bad shape.

Suffering with teeth problems, a disintegrating dorsal fin and what appears to be a significant depression behind her blowhole, cetacean advocates believe that Kiska, who has spent the last 37 years in captivity at Marineland, Canada, is very sick.The solitary Icelandic orca who is now 42 years old, was captured in 1977 and hasn't seen another killer whale since a companion orca, Ikaika, was sent back to SeaWorld in November 2011.
For the last couple of years, dedicated activists who have visited her regularly, say they have watched the killer whale turn into the shell of what a killer whale should be.

Ontario Captive Animal Watch told Digital Journal that Kiska, "is exhibiting repetit


Added: Jul-29-2014 Occurred On: Jul-28-2014
By: Lil Conner Peterson
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Nature, Other
Tags: Marineland Canada, Niagara Falls, Orca, Seals, Dolphins, Kiska, OCAW, John Holer, Phil Demers
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (load item map)
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