‘Unbelievably sad.’ A grieving killer whale carries her dead calf off British Columbia

Source: MSN news

BY Don Sweeney

An orca has been spotted off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, propping the body of her dead newborn calf up in the water with her head for two days, researchers say.

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“It is unbelievably sad,” said Brad Hanson, wildlife biologist with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, according to The Seattle Times.

Deborah Giles, a biologist with the Center for Conservation Biology, told KCPQ that photos of the orca carrying her dead newborn are “heartbreaking.”

“She was grieving,” Giles said, according to the station. “She knew it was dead.”

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