Monday, 27 February 2012

Keet has moved to SeaWorld San Diego

"SAN DIEGO -- Keet, a killer whale who has been moved multiple times, re-joined SeaWorld San Diego on Monday from sister theme park SeaWorld San Antonio.

The killer whale was flown in a tank from Texas to Lindbergh Field aboard a C-130 cargo plane, according to a SeaWorld spokesperson. The whale and a team of logistics personnel, animal care specialists, and veterinarians arrived between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

After arriving, Keet was transferred from the airport to SeaWorld on the back of a large flat-bed semi-truck. It took about two hours to drive slowly to SeaWorld and to transfer him to a large tank.

The 3,000-pound, 19-year-old whale, was born at SeaWorld San Antonio and transferred to San Diego in 1999. In early 2000 he was sent to SeaWorld Ohio. The next year he was sent back to San Diego, where he stayed until he was transferred back to San Antonio in 2004. Now, he is back in San Diego.

According to a SeaWorld spokesperson, Keet was brought back to San Diego "to enhance the groupings of the killer whale family."


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