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    Brief Marineland 2014 season recap

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    Occasionally I have a regular reader send me in his thoughts/observations about Marineland. Like a lot of people, he is conflicted about the park. He has great memories and see so much potential, but the current situation just doesn’t seem right.

    Here are some of his comments:

    I still check the park periodically via social media and such as I haven’t been to the park in ages… I’m hoping to go for the 2015 season!

    But here’s a recap of the 2014 season:

    • In March 2014 there was a bulldozer spotted behind Friendship Cove’s area

    • Peanut and her calf from 2013 passed away during the winter 2013-2014

    • Kelowna’s 2nd calf passed away in the winter 2013-2014

    • Kiska began play sessions with toys since May-June

    • Isis, Acadia, Aurora, Skyla, Rose and Talia were pregnant this year; all have given birth to healthy calves but Talia whom is still expecting or a stillbirth occurred (unconfirmed)

    • Belyi, the park’s first beluga passed away in August

    • Rain and Charmin are the only wild caught females who haven’t gotten pregnant yet.

    • Deadmau5 letter to the park… I personally want to take over MLC in a heartbeat but I can’t 🙁

    Note: These are just his observations and I have presented them as is. I do not know how accurate they are, and have not tried to confirm anything.

    Another Marineland update

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    I have a blog visitor who loves Marineland. This person sends me an update every now and then to let me know what is going on. This is the latest update:

    • Dock, Oceanna and Skyla’s calf of 2011, Scoot are confirmed deceased
    • Births: 2 boys; Frankie to Sierra, X4 to Xena,
    • Births: 2 girls; Luna to Lillooet, G4 to Gemini
    • Names: Luna- Lillooet’s calf, Frankie- Sierra’s calf, Uba- Jubilee’s calf from 2011
    • Gender confirmation: Uba is female
    • Kiska is possibly being trained for AI( see video link): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntEUq2lJOAs
    • Tofino and Charmin are replacing the dolphin ballet eventually, meaning a dolphin habitat may be in the works
    • Another Arctic Cove is speculated, along with harbor seal and sealion habitats to be in works
    • Kiska is constantly being cared for, very spoilt and her health is infact very healthy despite her losses
    • Interesting facts: Tank (Acadia’s calf of 2011) was rejected early on yet she accepted him prior to 2012 season, unlike SeaWorld’s/ Loro Parque’s Kohana and Adan
    • Uba is very independant for her age and babysits, alot like her older sister Jellybean, is the latest calf of any year (October)
    • Other: Topple Tower being shut down, Hurricane Cove renovation, Sky Hawk and Flying Dragon get stuck on occassion
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