Captured Beluga Whales Who Were Forced To Spend Their Lives In Chinese Aquarium To Be Flown To Sanctuary
Two beluga whales captured from the wild and forced to spend their lives performing in a Chinese aquarium are to be flown to the world's first open water beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland! Story found on The Times.
Little Grey and Little White
The beluga whales will be released into the world's first beluga whale sanctuary, in a remote bay in Iceland!
The move is set to occur April after being flown 6,000 miles from captivity at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai.
"This will be the world's first sanctuary created to rehabilitate captive cetaceans such as whales and dolphins," said a spokesman for Britain's Sea Life Trust, which is behind the project.
It hopes that the sanctuary, on the island of Heimaey, will eventually become home to dozens of more whales released from captivity.
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