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Orca whale abandons her dead calf after 17 days and 1600 kilometres

The Age Sunday, 12 August 2018 ()
People wrote poems about Tahlequah and drew pictures. They lost sleep thinking about her. And still she carried her dead child.
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News video: Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf

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More than two weeks after the death of her baby, a grieving orca whale has released her dead calf’s body. This after carrying it around the Pacific Northwest’s waters. The Huffington Post reports that the adult female named Tahlequah, or J35 by scientists, was spotted swimming without her baby...

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