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Willy, he dead


This is not news — it happened in 2003, apparently — but I did not know it: Keiko, the whale who played Willy in the movie Free Willy, didn’t do all that great on the outside. In fact, he died. Didn’t play nice with the other orcas, pined for human company, and croaked with pneumonia.

I know this because a Danish study came out today saying he was never a good candidate for release. Caught too young, too many years in captivity.

Happy Friday!

May 8, 2009 — 8:03 pm
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