ALIVE reported about an orca
(kille whale), Nami , in the Action Alert March 29, 2010 in
(Chunichi Newspaper January 15, 2011)
Nami had been kept at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium since
June 2010, but unfortunately she died on January 14, 2011.
Nami was thought to have colitis. Autopsy will be performed
to find out the direct cause of her death.
Nami was a wild orca (killer whale) and she was captured
in 1986 in Taiji-city, Wakayama. She was sold to Port of Nagoya
Public Aquarium at the price of 500 million yen in June, 2010.
According to the aquarium, Nami started losing her appetite
since December 21st, so the aquarium was giving her intense
medical treatments. Her condition was improved once, but unfortunately
it did not work and she died at 7:24 pm on January 14, 2011.
In 2008, the aquarium lost another orca (killer whale) “Coo."
Nami is the 2nd orca (killer whale) that died at the same
aquarium. The aquarium has kept Nami only for 7 months. The
director of the aquarium said that the male orca (killer whale)’s
average longevity is 80 years old and he added, “We
tried our best to treat Nami. We are very sorry that we lost
Nami so soon and apologize for the fans of Nami.”