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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 07:47 AM
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the baby whale is going to be euthanized
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 07:57 AM
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1. I just saw that. Poor little thing.
:cry:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 09:22 AM
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2. I am sure they considered all options
but the way the media makes it sound, it seems like they could have done more.

:cry:

Don't they have Sea World or something where they could have treated it? :cry:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 09:34 AM
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3. Transporting whales is very difficult
I doubt the poor thing would have survived the journey. Its REALLY hard to nurse whales back to health because of the difficulty of logistics like that..(I wanted to be a cetacean biologist for a long time so I've kind of learned a bit about it)
I'll tell you one thing, if there is any country who could have done SOMETHING if possible its Oz..they are very good in that area.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 09:38 AM
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4. that is what I figured.
It just seems like such a loss.

Thanks for the information - I know it is traumatic to transport any wild animal, much less one of this size and with serious injuries.

It doesn't make it any less sad though.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 09:42 AM
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5. I also see the whale has now disappeared...
Thats sad..its probably gone off to die somewhere... :-(
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 10:17 AM
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8. oh no.
:(
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 12:49 PM
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10. It's much too young to be separated from it's mother
They are wholly dependent on her for about a year, as I recall. Or at least a significant length of time. Even if they could transport it to a facility, there probably isn't one large enough. Even baby whales are HUGE. And then there is the question of formula. It's a tough thing to get right.
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SeaLyons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 10:09 AM
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6. Sad....poor little thing..
:cry:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 10:13 AM
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7. That's so sad
Now mom and baby will both be gone.

:cry:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 12:45 PM
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9. Such a sad story. I suppose it would be impossible to hand feed it
with a bottle.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 12:56 PM
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11. This just makes me want to cry.
I am such a whale lover too. :cry:
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 07:17 PM
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12. good little guy :(
:cry: I won't try and watch the video.
I'm glad they tried to help it at least.
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Dem_4_Life Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 07:30 PM
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13. That is so sad...
I feel so bad for that poor baby whale.
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