Marineland dismisses rumours of orca’s death

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Marineland says rumours that its lone killer whale died over the weekend was part of an “orchestrated” attack by animal rights activists.

    Without naming the group or individuals that started them, Marineland says “false allegations” were posted that Kiska – the only captive orca in Canada – had died. It came after several phone calls the park received inquiring about Kiska’s condition.

    “Repeated calls were made to Marineland’s information line by a number of individuals, all of whom demanded to know whether Kiska was still alive,” said a park spokesperson in an e-mailed response to The Review. “They were all assured that Kiska is fine and healthy.

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