29 Sep '12, 3am

A few photos of 11-year-old, Nakai 's severely injured chin

A few photos of 11-year-old, Nakai 's severely injured chin

It seems the sad litany of injuries to orcas continues at Sea World. Nakai appears to have suffered a serious injury in an incident at Sea World California. Nakai was born in captivity in September 2001. SeaWorld are reported to have said that "Nakai is currently receiving antibiotics and the veterinarians are pleased with the healing progress of his wound,” Sea World spokesman, Koontz said. Nakai is “swimming comfortably and interacting with other killer whales” at the park, Koontz said. I am afraid I would be more concerned than Sea World seem to be. The injury is deep and significant. Unfortunately you can also see that Nakai's teeth are very worn, which would be unusual in a wild free orca. These teeth are typical of captive orcas that have been grinding their teeth on bars and concrete in their tanks. The cause of the wound is more difficult to assess. According to Se...

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