28 Sep '12, 8pm

An 11-year-old male orca has suffered a severe injury to his chin at SeaWorld.

2012-09-28 Orca Seriously Injured At SeaWorld Reports have confirmed that Nakai, an 11-year-old male orca, has suffered a severe injury his to chin on September 20th, while performing during a night show. Although he reportedly is responding to antibiotics, his condition is uncertain as he recovers from this serious wound. How this injury occurred is a matter of speculation: whether Nakai accidentally or forcibly ran into a pool wall or metal safety barrier, or was involved in an aggressive encounter with another whale, is uncertain. SeaWorld released a statement indicating that Nakai had “come into contact with a portion of the pool.” However, the severity of the wound leaves room for questioning whether SeaWorld’s account of the incident is accurate. Other orcas have been injured recently at SeaWorld, including Ike who suffered from a large gash to his chin area in July,...

Full article: http://www.wdcs.org/news.php?select=1316

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