Remembering Captive Orca Junior: Kept in concrete warehouse at Marineland Canada for last five years of life
Following news of the recent allegations of sub-standard animal care against Marineland (Canada), the Orca Aware team felt that it is important to share the story of ORCA JUNIOR:
Junior was captured off the Icelandic coast in 1984 and died in 1994 at Marineland, where he was contained in an indoor warehouse, mostly alone, for the last 5 years of his life.
This article takes a look at what became of Junior's life, with a video interview from Cara Sands who uncovered this tragedy and footage of the conditions Junior was kept in. It also investigates the laws and regulations governing the keeping of marine mammals in Canada, as well as the history of marine mammal care at Marineland.