Loro Parque released a video on Facebook showing how they are getting prepared for the arrival of Morgan’s offspring. Claiming how everything is under control! That gives little hope to those who know the history this place has
They claim to have behaviour control to determine whether she is swimming differently and monitoring her behaviour with the other orcas. The trainers decide which tank she goes into and who her tank mate will be, It raises concern with knowing Morgan’s history with the parks orcas. These tiny barren tanks give no room for the orcas to stay clear of one another. She cannot escape individual orcas if the trainers have decided this is who she will be with. I doubt any effort is being put into making sure nothing happens to her well-being behind closed doors.. They also claimed in the past that Morgan is integrated into their orca ‘family’ group. This is not true as Morgan is attacked (raked) by the other orcas on a regular basis. Although Loro Parque will claim that is normal orca behaviour for orcas to rake each other, that there are orcas in the wild with rake marks on them, that is not the true issue. Yes, orcas in the wild do have rake marks, but only adult males are known to have extensive and prolific rake marks. This spikes concern in all of us seeing how in the past they have not lifted a finger to separate her from any form of attack! I doubt anything will change with her being pregnant. (Continued in comments below)
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