Sentenced to a life in Prison, “Pilot whale calf moved from Fla. Keys to Orlando”

Pilot whale calf moved from Fla. Keys to Orlando

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A pilot whale calf that stranded May 5 off the lower Florida Keys has recovered and is being transported from a Keys-based marine mammal rehabilitation facility toOrlando.

The 600-pound, 9-foot-long female was placed in a water-filled transport unit Friday night and loaded into a refrigerated truck for the almost 300-mile trip from the Marine Mammal Conservancy toSeaWorld. It is expected to arrive Saturday morning.

Marine mammal experts and a veterinarian are accompanying the whale during the trip.

Federal officials say the calf cannot be released because it is too young to survive in the wild without its mother and requires managed care.

One pilot whale remains at the conservancy. Officials say it is still in critical condition but showing signs of improvement.

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One Response to Sentenced to a life in Prison, “Pilot whale calf moved from Fla. Keys to Orlando”

  1. Annabella says:

    Sea World again, Bet it was a pay off! Instead of rehab’ing these animals they want their Circus shows! anyone in this agrees with and takes part in this VILE and EVIL industry should be shot on site to remove them from the human populess

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