Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Yes, and he failed miserably at being retrained to think of himself as a wild orca.
He made a beeline for human habitats once released, and stayed near people until he died of pneumonia.
So much for returning him to the wild. Like Born Free's Elsa, it turned out to be a tragic mistake.
True, that project failed. That wasn't why I was mentioning it, I just wanted to say that he wasn't a show animal here.
And I've found some information on whales in captivity here, the newest ones I could find that were also reliable were almost 30 years old, so I was wrong on that point, but no whales are currently being hald in captivity.