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Lost Orca calf in harbour

August 2, 2016

An orca calf has been separated from its family in Tauranga Harbour. It has been swimming alone around the habour for around two weeks.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has said the calf must be reunited with a pod for it to survive in the wild.

It’s a life or death situation for the young whale.

A group has been formed to help the orca, with representatives from DOC, local iwi and the Orca Research Trust.

They have been monitoring the whale’s movements since 19 July and while it was swimming freely, they were becoming increasingly concerned about its wellbeing.

Orcas are completely reliant on their pods for food during their young years so cannot survive independently.

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1

Awww.... How sad! I love animals!

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My mum grew up in a bay and saw Orca pods every year! I love Orcas!

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this was quite sad news

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That sad I love animals

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I love killer whale

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I love animals more than any 1 get it 1 hahahahaha

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I hope they find a pod for the calf so It does't die.

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Melody_Of_Flowers

Awww that's sad I hope it find it's family!

11

Really interesting wonder if he got home safely:)

12

that is said news that a baby Orca has lost their parents

13

Thats sad im sorry

14

awe that is sooooooooo sad

15

I feel so sad for the orca!

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sad i love every animal in the world

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HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

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thats so sad

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WOW SO HAPPY

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So sad Hope it will get reunited with its pod Good luck to the orca calf!!

22

I wish I was there to help it I have a few orca tracking devices I really could help them out

23

I have trained a orca
I work at sea world

25
Kittens are adourable

AW I hope he gets back to hs pod

26

i love this

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this is so sad I want to help

28

Awwwww, that's sooooo sad

29

I don't even know how it feels like being separated from my family!

30

Awwwwww... How sad! I love animals! (Including orcas of course!)

32

Oh so cute, I hope that we can find the calf's pod.

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oh i hope he will survive

34

Awwwwwww

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Hopefully they eventually find the calf's parents

36

I think that is really great how they have a awesome team to help the orca, the world evolves around awesome people

37

That's so sad

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