01 Dec '11, 1am

Rescued killer whale begins new life in Spanish zoo

Rescued killer whale begins new life in Spanish zoo

A female killer whale named Morgan swims in a pool at the Loro Parque zoo in the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, on Nov 29, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP MADRID (AFP) - A female killer whale captured in the North Sea began a new life in the Canary Islands on Wednesday after being flown over from The Netherlands, a Spanish zoo said. Morgan the whale arrived to join five other killer whales at the Loro Parque on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Mr Javier Almunia, one of the directors of the foundation that runs conservation projects at the wildlife park, told AFP. 'She is getting used to her new surroundings. The trainers say she is very well and is eating,' he said. 'When she is ready they will start introducing her to the other animals in the park.' Mr Almunia said Morgan, who was found last year in the sea off The Netherlands, was believed to have fallen sick after getting separa...

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