The Whale Sanctuary Blog Archives
2021

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Morgan: Rescue & Betrayal

Morgan was underweight and swimming alone when she was picked up off the coast of the Netherlands in 2010 and ...

Kiska: The Loneliest Whale in the World

This is the story of how Kiska, a whale who once lived happily with her family in the Icelandic Ocean, ...

Kshamenk: “Rescue” on the Beach

According to Mundo Marino, an amusement park in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Kshamenk (pronounced “Shamenk”) was found by fishermen stranded on ...

A Family in Distress

In 2020, the French Minister of Ecology, Barbara Pompili, announced her decision to bring an end, over the next 10 ...

Shouka: Lonely World Traveler

By Christina Colvin Shouka’s life has been full of instability and loneliness. She has known the frustration of being socially ...

Keet: Shipped Around the Country

Timid and passive, Keet tends to remove himself from any problems within his social group. He prefers to be left ...

Malia: a Life Full of Loss

By Christina Colvin Malia has lived her entire life in a tank. The blank walls of a pool must have ...

Lolita: Fame and Misfortune

Important Update On March 23rd, 2022, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County held a press conference to announce an agreement whereby ...

Trua: No Outlet for His Curiosity

By Christina Colvin Trua was born into captivity in November 2005 and has never known life beyond the flat, featureless ...

Katina: the Business Woman

By Christina Colvin Since she was taken from her family at the age of three, Katina applied herself to her ...

Corky: the Survivor

By Christina Colvin No other whale has endured captivity for as long as Corky. For 48 of her 52 years ...

Ulises: His World Upside Down

By Christina Colvin Currently the oldest male orca living at a marine entertainment park, Ulises can be recognized by his ...

Orkid: Personality and Intelligence

By Christina Colvin Imagine someone who loves to learn. She adapts to fresh challenges with ease, combining prior knowledge and ...

Takara: Stifled Energy

By Christina Colvin Smart and eager to learn, Takara loves new things: new toys, new activities, and learning new behaviors. ...

Keto: Frustrated and Dangerous

By Christina Colvin Frustration, violence and boredom: these are the central features of Keto’s life story. Born in captivity in ...

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