Earlier this year, we reported that captive Icelandic orca 'Bingo', held in Japan's Port of Nagoya Aquarium, was believed to be in a poor state of health. Today we have received the incredibly sad news that Bingo has passed away.
The news comes from the Aquarium's website and has been translated using Google Translate to read as:
4:57 August 2, 2014, at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium medical killer whale pool, the killer whale "bingo" in spite of the hard treatment, I was suddenly passed away. I would like to thank everyone and thanks to many were please watch warmly until now.
Bingo was captured from Icelandic waters in 1984 at around the age of two. Bingo was one of eight wild-caught Icelandic orca remaining in captivity.