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"❗️full video on YouTube link in my bio❗️In his new environment, Keiko gained weight and his general health improved. He also became a major attraction at the aquarium, but the goal was to release him into the wild. Keiko's stay in Oregon was meant to be temporary, lasting only until his health improved enough for him to be released. Many marine biologists believed that goal was unrealistic, since Keiko had depended on humans for so many years. They doubted he could learn to survive on his own.

Nonetheless, on September 9, 1998, Keiko was flown to a sheltered bay in Iceland. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society took over his care and trained him to swim in the ocean outside the bay. Keiko disappeared on one of these excursions and eventually turned up 870 miles away, off the Norwegian coast. Again, he became an attraction, as boatloads of sightseers traveled to see him. Keiko accepted food from the visitors and even allowed some to climb on his back.

Keiko’s handlers eventually herded him to Taknes Bay, hoping he might join a passing orca pod. Those hopes never materialized, and Keiko remained in Taknes Bay as his health deteriorated. On the morning of December 12, 2003, Keiko beached himself and died of pneumonia. The Oregon Coast Aquarium held a memorial service for him on February 20, 2004, with seven hundred people in attendance.

Even though Keiko lived in Oregon for a short time, Oregonians consider him to be one of their own. Although his story did not have the happy ending of Free Willy, it changed attitudes toward animal attractions, and the Endangered Species Act now protects orca pods. Only one orca has been taken captive in North American waters since 1976.
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"❗️Full video on YouTube link in my bio❗️The orca whale known as Keiko was captured from a pod in Iceland in 1979. He was exhibited there for three years and then sold to Marineland in Ontario, Canada, where he performed for audiences. Although some believed that Keiko appeared to enjoy contact with humans, his dorsal fin began to droop and he developed skin lesions. In 1985, he was sold to Reino Aventura, an amusement park in Mexico City. Warmer temperatures and chlorinated water aggravated Keiko’s lesions and his health deteriorated.

In 1993, Warner Brothers released Free Willy, a film about a boy who frees an orca from an unscrupulous amusement park owner and returns him to the ocean. Keiko starred as the orca. The success of Free Willy and its sequels posed a moral dilemma: how could people cheer Willy’s final leap to freedom knowing that the real orca was captive, living under less-than-adequate conditions? Warner Brothers and Northwest entrepreneur Craig McCaw established the Free Willy Keiko Foundation in 1995. Donations large and small, some from schoolchildren, funded the building of a special facility for Keiko at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. With the help of the U.S. Air Force and the United Parcel Service, Keiko arrived at his new home on January 7, 1996.
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""Today, December 12th 2017, marks the 14th anniversary of Keiko's death. May he rest in peace.

In 1979, a two-year-old male orca, later known as Keiko, was captured off the coast of Iceland. Keiko was sold to the Icelandic aquarium in Hafnarfjörður. Three years later, in 1997, he and a female orca, known as Kiska, were sold to Marineland. There, Keiko and Kiska met their new tankmates Kanduke*, Kiska and Caren* .

At Marineland Ontario, Keiko's health was steadily deteriorating after 11 years of painful confinement in a tank designed for bottlenose dolphins. Keiko was also suffering from the constant exposure to temperatures well above what his species normally tolerated. In addition to that, Keiko was bullied by Nootka* , the dominant female, and the older female orcas. As result, he was most likely kept in the warehouse, a backpool that blocked any contact to the other whales, and even, sunlight.

In 1985, Keiko made the voyage to Reino Aventura in Mexico City, which is today known as Six Flags, after being purchased for approximately $350,000.

The conditions of the pool Keiko was kept in alone at Reino Aventura were deplorable. Keiko performed daily in a shallow pool no more than 12 feet deep. The unnaturally warm and dirty water caused multiple skin lesions on Keiko.

Like many other captive orcas, Keiko has also shown aggression against trainers. In the 1990s Keiko snapped at the park’s veterinarian and also took a swipe at the park’s owner.

In 1992, Warner Bros started filming a movie called "Free Willy" with Keiko being the star of the show. When the movie was released, Keiko became a hit immediately around the world and inspired many children and adults alike.

In 1994, the "Free Willy Foundation" was founded with the goal to release Keiko back into the sea. The foundation collected millions of money thanks to many donors, including Warner Bros.

None of the other parks wanted him because of his papiloma-virus infection and his rapidly declining health. And they actively sabotaged an agreement between activists and Reino Aventura to place him in a seapen in Iceland.
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Keiko was a 25 year old male orca who was capturd in Iceland in November 1979. He was released on July 15, 2002 and passed away on December 12, 2003.
When Keiko was captured, he was originally named Siggi Bent Fin. He was soon moved to Hafnarfjordur Aquarium, where he received the name Kago. He was soon purchased by Marineland Ontario. Here he met several other whales. Unfortunately, Keiko was picked on by dominant females. In 1985, he was sold to Reino Adventura where he earned his famous name, Keiko.

Keiko's living environment was not as well. His tank was too warm for an orca and he often suffered from papillomavirus. In 1993, Keiko became the star of the movie Free Willy. As his health became worse, the Oregon Coast Aquarium built a new and much larger tank for Keiko to rehabilitate in. He arrived on January 7, 1996. The goal was to eventually get him healthy and train him to live in the wild. His health improved and it was decided to move him to a seapen in September 1998 in Iceland. 
While living in the seapen, Keiko was eventually allowed to venture out of the seapen following a boat. He was equipped with a tracking device in case the boaters were unable to see him. On July 15, 2002, Keiko was released from the seapen where he went off on his own for the next few weeks. Keiko came into contact with many people over the time he was in Norway. They often fed him and he even allowed them to swim with him. It got to the point that the government had to intervene because it was happening to often. While he was on his own, he would, at times, socialize with other whales, though he never joined a pod. Keiko gained and lost weight during the time he was on his own. He also suffered injuries to his melon from ice flows he encountered, not knowing where to find a breathing hole. In December 2003, Keiko became ill. On December 12, 2003, Keiko's body was found on a beach in Taknes, Norway. He beached himself and had passed away from acute pneumonia.
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Keiko was captured off Iceland in 1979. It was exhibited in aquariums in Iceland and Canada, before ending up performing in a decrepit amusement park in Mexico City.

For 11 years its home was a rusty tank of dirty, warm water just 12 feet deep. It contracted papilloma virus, which produced wart-like patches on his skin.

Its fortunes changed in 1993 when it starred in Free Willy, about a boy fighting the unscrupulous owner of an oceanarium to liberate its star turn. The film became a worldwide hit, and when the living conditions of the real "Willy" became known, adults and children funded a multi-million dollar campaign to save Keiko from its tank in Mexico.

It was taken to a vast, specially built pool in Oregon, where its luxuries included a wide-screen television. It was airlifted to Iceland in 1998, to begin training for returning to the wild near where it had been captured.

David Phillips, the executive director of the San Francisco-based Free Willy-Keiko Foundation, said that Keiko's plight changed public perception of whether a whale could be returned to the wild.

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Keiko — which means “Lucky One” in Japanese — was captured in Iceland in 1979 and sold to the marine park industry. 
Starting in 1993, the six-ton, 35-foot-long mammal starred in three “Free Willy” movies, a heartwarming box-office franchise from Warner Brothers in which sympathetic humans help set a long-captive killer whale free. 
The drive for the real-life reintroduction of the movies’ star started after he was found ailing in a Mexico City aquarium. The project — to reintegrate Keiko with a pod of wild killer whales — cost more than $20 million and stirred interest and ire worldwide. 
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Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour Directed Towards Lolita
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As well as mobbing behaviour, another factor contributing to Lolita’s tendency to lash out is inappropriate sexual behaviour directed towards her. Between 2001 and 2014, 14 incidents of inappropriate sexual behaviour were recorded, consisting of both male and female pacific white-sided dolphins sexually harassing Lolita. A commonly observed behaviour involves the dolphins rubbing against Lolita in a “sexual fashion”. It’s possible this behaviour was learned and encouraged by trainers as, in the 1980s, one peculiar trick involved Lolita floating belly up in the water whilst a dolphin mounted her, thrusting into her as it did so. This behaviour was rewarded when executed correctly, encouraging the dolphins to behave in this way with Lolita. You can watch a training session involving this trick by swiping left and watching the video.
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"In 1969 off the coast of British Columbia, a pod of orcas was attacked by humans in boats. Calves were forcibly and violently separated from their mothers—a bond that many wild orcas share for life—and sold into captivity. One of the young orcas taken that day was Corky.  Today, Corky is locked inside one of SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, swimming in endless circles. Her siblings and other members of her pod still swim freely in the ocean, but the only life that Corky knows is one of deprivation, suffering, and loss. Corky the orca has been suffering at SeaWorld for almost her entire life. She was born off the coast of British Columbia, where she lived happily with her family in what’s called a “pod.” But one day, some mean people came and kidnapped her, and she has been trapped in a tank ever since. She’s been this way for 47 years, which is longer than any other orca in the world.

Since being taken from her ocean home, Corky has had seven babies. They all died, and some of them died before they were even born. Can you imagine how sad that must’ve been for her? 
SeaWorld: Send Corky Home!" The action was the first protest in PETA's new "Free Corky" campaign, which calls for the longest-held captive orca in the world to be released into a sea sanctuary planned for a protected bay in her home waters off the coast of British Columbia. 
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"Ariana Grande a friend of animals

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people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. It is tricky dining out, but I just stick to what I know — veggies, fruit and salad — then when I get home I'll have something else.

I got involved with dog rescues by simply loving animals. Dogs are the most harmless, sweetest babes in the world. They show nothing but unconditional love, so they deserve that in return. 1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats are euthanized every year, and 80 percent of them are healthy! The thought of a sweet, loving angel going without a home or being killed simply because there’s no one who will come and claim him is heartbreaking. I want to help spread the word as much as I can, and I’ve been able to work with amazing organizations, including BarkBox, which partners with shelters, and The Humane Society. My mission is to help as many homeless dogs as I can find loving families who will cherish them. From @arianagrande 
Love you Ariana Grande Thank you #dogs#arianagrande" 
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