In 1900 there were 100,000 cheetahs in the world. By 2006, due to loss of habitat and prey, the number of cheetahs has declined to just 12,000. That's why I founded, which is dedicated to educating kids and their families about endangered species. If you love animals, please bookmark this site. In future posts we will take you along on our personal journey to Save the Animals through our DVD series.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Killer Whale Incident at Sea World

A trainer was injured by a female killer whale named Kasatka, this past Wednesday during a performance at Sea World in San Diego. Kasatka apparently grabbed the trainer's foot and held him underwater a couple times. Thankfully the trainer was able to swim away and was treated at a hospital for a foot injury. You can read the entire story at:

Killer Whales (a.k.a. orcas) are the largest member of the dolphin family and can weigh as much as 5000 pounds. As gentle as they may be toward humans, they still pose a risk to anyone who gets close to them because of their magnitude and strength.

In 1999, the British Columbian government listed orcas as a "threatened" species. Killer whales have had a 20% reduction in their population in the Puget Sound region of the United States and Canada since 1996, because of pollution and a decline in the number of salmon in their habitat. It's very important that we do more to protect these amazing animals and the waters that they grace.


Blogger Anne-Marie said...

I've never seen a killer whale up close in the natural environment, but did see a minke in the St Lawrence. It was an amazing experience.

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