Capturing wild animals and keeping them in an artificial environment often leads to the death of the animal. Especially if you have to live alone.
There are species that live their lives alone and only visit the company of their peers during reproduction. Others, on the other hand, feel good in a group.
Killer whales, or orcas, also live in families, but a young animal was taken away from its family in 1979 off the coast of Iceland, and then found itself in the Niagara Falls Aquarium. Kiska lived here all her life.
He had company for a long time, so he was in a tolerable mental state, but in 2011 he was left alone. Since then, he was completely alone and his suffering became more and more obvious. Loneliness got to him so much that he literally showed symptoms of depression: he often just floated, and when he swam, he did so slowly and listlessly, often staring straight ahead.
Although it is an extraordinary animal that attracted visitors, this single-mindedness frightened many and animal protection organizations wanted it to be placed in a special place for orcas, since certain death would have awaited it in nature.
Unfortunately, the world's oldest captive and perhaps the saddest bottlenose dolphin died anyway.
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