Morgan the orca 'attacked' in Tenerife amusement park
Friday 23 March 2012
The orca rescued in the Wadden Sea in 2010 and sent to an amusement park in Spain at the end of last year, has deep wounds from being attacked by other orcas, according to bloggers on the whale and dolphin conservation society website.
WDCS activists says the orca, known as Morgan, spends a lot of her time in a shallow side pool at the park on the holiday island of Tenerife - a sign that she has not been accepted by the other orcas.
The WDCS also claims Morgan debuted in her first circus-style show performing tricks for the paying public in February.
Morgan's move to the Loro Parque had been opposed by activitists who said she should be released back into the wild. But junior environment minister Henk Bleker granted an export licence, saying it was too risky to set the orca free.
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