Animal obituaries

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2005:

Splash, 15, a 16-foot male orca born at Marineland Canada
in Niagara, Ontario, sold to SeaWorld in 1992, died on April 5 at
SeaWorld San Diego. Splash suffered from a series of infections and
illnesses that apparently began after he seriously scraped his face
in a 1994 collision with the side of his tank.

Dare, 6, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, died on March 10 at
the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center on
Topsail Island, North Carolina. Found as a stranded one-year-old in
Dare County in 1999, Dare was emaciated and battered from collisions
with boats. She was to be returned to the sea in September 1999 when
Hurricane Floyd hit. Volunteers fleeing the rescue center took her
home with them, but then had to flee their home as well. Flood
water contaminated Dare’s tank, and she never fully recovered.

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