Saturday, 8 August 2009

Dolphin loved for inability to jump dies at aquarium

A dolphin at an aquarium in Tokyo's Minato Ward who was popular for his inability to jump has died from a stomach disease, officials said.
According to the Epson Shinagawa Aqua Stadium, which is located in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Minato Ward, the male Pacific white-sided dolphin -- dubbed "Lucky" -- lived for around 17 years. In 1999, Lucky got caught in a fishing net with four other dolphins in the Sea off Japan, and was initially taken to an aquarium in Yokohama.

He was later sent to the Shinagawa aquarium where he became popular for his inability to jump.

SOURCE: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20090805p2a00m0na012000c.html

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