This is how Kshamenk spent his first Father’s Day
In contraste with joy with which Loro Parque announced the birth of the second baby orca in Spain, last August 3rd, today with enormous regret we inform…
Vicky’s mother Kohana was born at SeaWorld San Diego in May, 2002. She and her mother Takara were sent to SeaWorld Orlando in April, 2004. Two years later, at the age of 3 and a half, she was separated from her mother and sent to Loro Parque.
At the age of 11, she is the oldest female at the park. She has given birth twice and has shown no interest in raising her calves. The premature separation from her mother, the unstable social group at Loro Parque, and her young age are all contributing factors in the rejection of her calves.
Rest in peace, Vicky. You deserved better. Shame on SeaWorld for treating the orcas as movable pawns and shame on Loro Parque for irresponsibly allowing this captive breeding that has resulted in two abandoned calves to continue.
But it will surely continue. Kohana will give birth to more abandoned calves. Morgan will be bred as soon as soon as she is able to be. Skyla’s future is unknown. The two males at the park, Keto and Tekoa, are her half-siblings.
Let’s thank our “experts” again, they could help him but they’ll just let him go to SW. Now tell me, if he impregnate the females he won’t be mixing genes with them, right??? He won’t bring his “germs” to his future tanks either.
Happy Mothers Day
Pic by: ckulick
The last few minutes of the video,
Keet was being
“naughty” by showing his nono’s. my silly boy.
Everything’s bigger in Texas
I’m gone for a while, I don’t know when I’ll be back again. So I’m leaving a video of Mr. K conditions and the opinion of our “beloved” experts.
“This claim is not necessarily true any longer, as (1) Kshamenk’s age is not conducive to a release; (2) the amount of time he has been in captivity exceeds any orca (or indeed cetacean) so far rehabilitated and released; (3) he has not been assessed behaviourally with respect to his suitability for training for rehabilitation; (4) he has not been recently assessed as to his medical condition with regards to a release; (5) it is not known which population of orca he belongs to; and (6) there are at least three other orcas which are today much better candidates for rehabilitation and release.”
Three other orcas? Let’s guess: Lolita (I believe she can be released, we know her family, but she has been in captivity for more time than Kshamenk, check item 2); Morgan (Possibly deaf and we don’t know anything about her family, except that they’re “P-pod”); and Tilikum??? (He won’t ever be released, we don’t have much information about Icelandic Orcas and the poor thing don’t even have teeth anymore).
Again, thank you “Experts” for turning your backs on him, I wanna see who will be the first one of you to say “Captivity Kills” when he dies, you had a chance to help him.