22 Nov '11, 7am

Sadly Dutch court rules killer whale can be sent to zoo #nature #wildlife

A Dutch court ruled on Monday that a dolphin park that rescued a young killer whale named 'Morgan' in 2010 can send it to a Spanish amusement park. -- PHOTO: AP AMSTERDAM (AP) - A Dutch court ruled on Monday that a dolphin park that rescued a young killer whale named 'Morgan' in 2010 can send it to a Spanish amusement park. The ruling dashes the hopes of conservationists who wanted to reintroduce the animal - also known as an orca - into the wild in its native waters off the coast of Norway. In a written ruling, Judge M. de Rooij said chances of the female whale surviving in the wild were 'too unsure.' 'Morgan can be transferred to Loro Parque for study and education to benefit the protection or maintenance of the species,' she said. A panel of experts assembled by the commercial dolphinarium in Harderwijk, Netherlands, where Morgan is currently living, argued that releasi...

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