Whale at centre of custody battle returns to SeaWorld

From the Niagara Falls Review (includes a video): Ikaika is back home. The killer whale, the one at the heart of a custody battle between Marineland and SeaWorld, was removed from the Niagara Falls amusement park Saturday night by a fleet of transport trucks, a crane and more than a dozen Niagara Regional Police escorts…

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Marineland’s last-ditch effort to get injunction to keep killer whale fails

From the Niagara Falls Review: Lawyers for Marineland hoped an 11th hour temporary injunction would block the return of one of its two killer whales to SeaWorld Friday. The injunction, however, was denied by a U.S. district court judge and that led to the dramatic transport of the 1,815-kilogram killer whale Ikaika Saturday night. More…

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Custody of killer whale plays out in court

Another great article about the Marinlenad/SeaWorld court case, this time from the Toronto Star: Ikaika, an eight-year-old male killer whale at Marineland in Niagara Falls, is the equivalent of a troubled teenager. He is full of sexual energy, has a violent family tree and a pattern of aggressive behaviour that often leaves him swimming alone….

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