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World’s Loneliest Whale Has Died

Niagara Falls, Ontario – Kiska, known as the world’s loneliest Orca whale, has died at the age of 47.  For decades, the orca whale led a sad life, devoid of freedom and companionship, at the Marineland Aquarium.

On Friday, Marineland announced Kiska’s death; in a statement, the aquarium said:

“Marineland’s marine mammal care team and experts did everything possible to support Kiska’s comfort and will mourn her loss.”

Kiska had not experienced freedom since her capture in Iceland back in 1979 when she was three years of age. While in captivity at Marineland, Kiska gave birth to five calves; none of them outlived her.

The lonesome orca had been living by herself in her aquarium tank since 2011; she showed signs of emotional stress, including floating without moving, swimming in circles, and smashing her head against the side of her tank.

Aerial videos showed how small Kiska’s world was inside the aquarium tank.

Kiska is finally free of her lonely life. Rest easy Kiska.

 

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25 COMMENTS

  1. The human race stinks I hope Putin presses the big red button hopefully we’ll be wiped the fuck out and not a moment too soon

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  2. I suppose Marineland wants people to think they are sad but if they really cared about her they would’ve done something to save her from living and dying as a lonely orca. Places like this make me furious as they claim to know so much and yet don’t or they just don’t care. Animals do not exist for the entertainment of people or to bring in profits,. They are not objects but living and feeling beings who feel what people do to them. I am not completely sad she died as she will no longer be lonely and likely depressed but only that is how she had to spend so many years,

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  3. Keiko, Tillikum…and now Kiska, the latest in a long line of imprisoned marine mammals exploited for the funds given by the ignorant and/or uncaring.
    RIP Kiska. Be free.

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  4. Animals are dying in captivity because the captor kills them. First they kill their souls, then they give up and have no real life. Release the wild animals!! No captivity!!

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  5. Let’s hope the abusement park has committed to not replacing orcas or any other cetaceans. Let the cruelty end with this death.

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  6. That has to be one of the most heartbreaking videos I have ever seen, poor Kiska. Kiska should’ve been set free or sent to a place where she could be with other whales and be free if she couldn’t survive in the wild. WHY WASN’T KISKA BEEN SET FREE? R.I.P. KISKA, NO MORE LONLINESS FOR YOU SWEET ONE. Something should’ve been done immediately after seeing Keska showing these signs of loneliness and depression.

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  7. WHAT THE F*CK?!?

    THIS SWEET ORCA KISKA WOULD STILL BE ALIVE IF NOT IN THAT EFFING PLACE, IN A SMALL TANK AND ALONE! HE WOULD STILL BE ALIVE IF HE WERE IN THE OCEANS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS! OR IN A LOVING,CARING,SAFE FOREVER SANCTUARY IF FOR SOME REASON HE COULDN’T BE IN THE OCEAN!

    I HATE PLACEL LIKE THIS AND I HATE PEOPLE LIKE THIS THAT SAY THEY DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD, THEY WILL MISS HIM, BLAH,BLAH,BLAH!
    THEN WHY DIDN’T YOU GET KISKA OUT OF THERE? OU WATCHED HIM EVERYDAY, STRESSING OUT AND GOING CRAZY! WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?!?!?!?!?!

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  8. She couldn’t very well do more than swim in circles! What a barren enclosure. Way too small for an Orca who should have been in the wild covering miles with family. This was cruelty. Torture even, prolonged cruelty.

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  9. I hope they’re happy and can sleep at night knowing that their money whale won’t be cashing in anylonger!! This really needs to be outlawed permanently!!

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  10. Poor, poor Kiska. What a horrible life she had for 44 years. Imprisoned in a tiny tank. The cruelty of Marineland is horrific. For all those years she should have been free swimming in the ocean with others. I don’t believe Marineland are mourning her loss. If they had any empathy they would have let her go long ago. It all comes down to greed & money.

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