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Grieving killer mother whale carries dead newborn for over 17 days, 1600 kilometers

The image of an endangered killer whale, carrying her dead newborn calf for at least 17 days, has the caught the attention of the entire world.

Aug 13, 2018, 14:25 PM IST

‘Horrified’ scientists watch killer whale infanticide for first time

Scientists say this is the first recorded account of infanticide reported in killer whales, although the practice is common among many mammals.

Mar 25, 2018, 23:03 PM IST

14-year-old killer whale successfully imitates human speech

 During previous studies, Wikie had already been trained to respond to commands like 'copy' or 'do that'.

Feb 02, 2018, 11:16 AM IST

World's oldest killer whale 'Granny' dies at 105

Officially known as J2, nicknamed as “Granny”, the world's oldest known killer whale is believed to have passed away. 

Jan 05, 2017, 02:09 AM IST

Activists sue Miami aquarium for captive orca Lolita''s release

 Animal rights groups seeking the release of Lolita, a killer whale in captivity since 1970, sued the Miami Seaquarium and its parent company Palace Entertainment on Monday saying her conditions violate the Endangered Species Act.

Jul 21, 2015, 03:12 AM IST

Obama bars oil, gas drilling in Alaska haven

President Barack Obama declared Alaska`s ecologically rich Bristol Bay off-limits for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, saying the move was necessary to safeguard the region`s fishing and tourism industries.

Dec 17, 2014, 06:18 AM IST

Killer whales trapped in ice free themselves

It was a scene reminiscent of a motion picture "Big Miracle" which told a real life story of whales trapped under ice in 1988, and a small town trying frantically, but ill-equipped to free them.

Jan 11, 2013, 13:38 PM IST