Captured Russian Orcas Headed to New Oceanarium In Moscow, In Time For Socchi Winter Olympics 2014
via Russian Orcas: wild-caught female Russian orca Narnia and a young male captured this year have reportedly been sent to a new dolphinarium in Moscow, which is said to be the largest oceanarium in Europe. Read below for more information:
After a year in a small holding pool near Vladivostok, yesterday 2 Dec., Narnia, a young female orca about 5m long and weighing 2.7 tons, was reportedly sent by cargo aircraft IL-76 to her final destination in a new Moscow Dolphinarium and Aquarium. Along with her was one of the orcas captured this year, a young male only 1.7 tons. They transferred at Krasnoyarsk airport then finished the 10-hour journey across Russia to the new Moscow Aquarium and Dolphinarium, said to be the largest oceanarium in Europe. No more news yet on the 2 orcas said to be going to Sochi for the Olympics.
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