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Killer whales and beluga whales from the whale prison today delivered to Nikolaevsk
Two killer whales and six belugas, who were recently released from the "whale prison" in Primorye, are being driven across Amur to Nikolaevsk-on-Amur. The ship should arrive there on Monday evening, 24 June. There they will be waiting for zoodefenders.
According to the press service of TINRO, more than 500 km from Khabarovsk has already been covered, animals behave calmly, breathing is even, there are no signs of stress. The temperature of the water in the transport baths is 17-18 degrees, it was changed during the stop in Khabarovsk. At the same time, the weather became more comfortable - the air temperature dropped, the wind blew.
During a stop in Khabarovsk, experts examined each animal, assessed their condition. After that, there was a new transportation - from trucks to the ship. Only journalists were allowed into the closed territory of the base; As EastRussia was told by Natalya Kovalenko, vice-chairman of the regional social movement “Zoozashchita-DV”, now the animal defenders of Nikolaevsk-on-Amur are preparing to meet orcas.
Release operation prisoners of the "whale prison" began on June 20. The first to be released were two killer whales and six belugas. They will be released in the Shantar Islands, where they were caught almost a year ago. In total, a large-scale operation to release prisoners of the “whale prison” will take about four months. The animals will be released by the formed groups so that they adapt faster in the wild.