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Orca From Same Pod Where Mother Carried Lost Calf Presumed Dead

Orca From Same Pod Where Mother Carried Lost Calf Presumed DeadAn orca from an endangered pod living in the waters off the Pacific Northwest



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Killer Whale Finally Lets Go of Her Dead Calf After Carrying it For 17 Days

Killer Whale Finally Lets Go of Her Dead Calf After Carrying it For 17 DaysThe orca drew international attention for carrying her dead calf for 17 days



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Bereaved mother orca finally drops calf after carrying corpse for unprecedented 17 days

Bereaved mother orca finally drops calf after carrying corpse for unprecedented 17 daysA grieving orca whale who carried the corpse of her dead calf for an unprecedented 17 days has finally let it go. The killer whale, known as J35 to scientists monitoring the population in the Pacific Northwest, was spotted swimming without the infant balanced on her head for the first time since July. “J35 frolicked past my window today with other J pod whales, and she looks vigorous and healthy,” Ken Balcomb, of the Centre for Whale Research, told The Seattle Times.



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Endangered killer whale carries her dead calf for 'record' 17 days in 'tour of grief' captivating researchers

Endangered killer whale carries her dead calf for 'record' 17 days in 'tour of grief' captivating researchersResearchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon. The whales have been struggling because of a lack of salmon, and J35's calf died soon after birth on July 24. The mother carried the baby on her head for at least 17 days, in an image of grief that struck an emotional chord worldwide. She finally abandoned the carcass as it decomposed. Center for Whale Research founder Ken Balcomb says he is immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour.  Researchers say they are immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour Credit: Center for Whale Research "Her tour of grief is now over and her behaviour is remarkably frisky," the Center for Whale Research said. It added: "The carcass has probably sunk to the bottom of these inland marine waters of the Salish Sea [between Canada and the US], and researchers may not get a chance to examine it for necropsy (autopsy of an animal)."



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Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day

Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th DayA grieving orca whose calf died last month just minutes after it was born was



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Orca mother falling behind family as she carries dead calf during week of 'deep grieving'

Orca mother falling behind family as she carries dead calf during week of 'deep grieving'A grieving mother orca whale is falling behind the rest of her family after carrying the corpse of her calf a week after it died. Experts at the Whale Museum on San Juan Island have been monitoring the 20-year-old killer whale, known as J35, since her calf died shortly after she gave birth last week. Since then she has been balancing the dead calf on her forehead or pushing it to the surface of the water.



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2 Elephants Spring Into Action to Save Calf From Drowning in Zoo's Pool

2 Elephants Spring Into Action to Save Calf From Drowning in Zoo's PoolTwo elephants worked together to save a baby calf who fell into a pool at the Seoul Grand Park Zoo in South Korea.



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Man Photographed Comforting Mother Cow After She Lost Her Calf During Labor

Man Photographed Comforting Mother Cow After She Lost Her Calf During Labor"She was crushed. Just devastated, and she was tired fro the labor," the man's wife told InsideEdition.com.



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