I think the female in the front is Kiska. But I don’t really know, I don’t ID whales. I just have a feeling that this is from Marineland.
Is it wrong to say that Dawn Brancheau inspires me? What she did was not something everyone did. And she lost her life because of it. She was dedicated. That’s inspiring.She inspires me to work hard to get where I want to get. And she inspires me to dedicate myself to what’s important to me. What else? 😕 You know I don’t want to work there if that’s what you’re implying.
I get what you’re saying. But to me, she was another trainer making a living off of miserable animals, so I don’t know. I’m sad of course that she died, but she inspired a lot of people to take another route when it comes to respecting wild animals, and that’s not the kind of legacy I have much appreciation for.
There are two kinds of people.
Pod: Southern Residents
Place of Capture: Penn Cove, Washington State
Date of Capture: August 8, 1970
Age at Capture: Approx. 4 years
On August 8, 1970, over 80 Orcas were netted in Penn Cove in one of the most infamous wild captures in history. Very few whales were kept, including a young male, later known as Winston.
He was first sold to Windsor Safari Park in England where he was originally known as Ramu III. He stayed at this park for a total of 6 years before being sold to SeaWorld San Diego, where his name was changed to Winston.
Winston was reportedly a very protective Orca and was described as one of the most aggressive whales in captivity, due to his attacks on at least 3 or more people, including a model and HRH The Price of Wales as well as his trainers.
SeaWorld bought him to try to expand their breeding program. When he arrived, he was put with Kona and Kilroy, however Kona died the following year.
After her death, three new whales arrived, known as Kenau, Kandu V, and Canuck II. The females were put in with Winston, and all three soon began participating in shows together. Winston was often placed with many females, and when they (Katina, Kenau, Kandu V) reached sexual maturity in 1984, he was able to successfully mate with them.
In 1985, Kalina was born to Katina and was the first Orca to be born and raised successfully in captivity. Kenau gave birth to a female calf in January 1986, however the calf died after a number of days; Kandu V’s calf was stillborn.
On April 28, 1986, Winston died due to Chronic Cardiovascular Failure.
Geiko Makiko and maiko Tsuruha dancing at the Heian Shrine by Ikusuki on Flickr
Quick doodle for my mermaid AU
”?????[wait I’m not done looking]”
Haru you’re ruining the mood