An Orca born at Loro Parque in Tenerife on the 3rd August last year has died. Loro Parque issued a statement on their Facebook page last month announcing the sad death of the 10 month old killer whale, Vicky.
She had been behaving strangely for a few days before her death and a specialist vet had been sent over from the USA.
The death of Vicky has highlighted concerns about the breading in captivity of killer whales. There are concerns about the inbreeding and the fact that Vicky’s mother had been removed from her own mother at an early age. She rejected Vicky almost immediately so the young calf was being hand reared by the staff at Loro Parque.