Marineland Canada, orca, Kiska's calf, dies, 19921028
EOISer-wliale EOISer-wliale EOISer-wliale baby dies at Harifieland CANADIAN PRESS NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. A 2-month-old 2-month-old 2-month-old 2-month-old 2-month-old killer whale died suddenly suddenly at the Marineland aquarium despite a round-the-clock round-the-clock round-the-clock round-the-clock round-the-clock watch by staff that had been optimistic about its survival chances. "We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death," said Marine-land Marine-land Marine-land owner John Holer. The whale which had not been named was bora Aug. 24 and died Sunday. The baby weighed 1 50 pounds at birth and was the first for Kiska, a 14-year-old 14-year-old 14-year-old 14-year-old 14-year-old killer whale who has been helping another new mother, Nootka, care for a second killer whale born a week ago at Marine-land. Marine-land. Marine-land. "We had hoped he was past the dangerous time following birth. Very few first-born first-born first-born killer whales survive, but he seemed to be doing so well we hoped he like the youngster born at Marineland three years ago would do well," Holer said. An autopsy was to be conducted to determine the cause of death. The week-old week-old week-old baby is doing well and weighed 200 pounds at birth, making it the largest born in captivity, captivity, Holer said. The 3-year-old 3-year-old 3-year-old 3-year-old 3-year-old killer whale, a son of Nootka named Splash, now lives at Sea World in San Diego.