Saturday 13 December 2003

A local celebrity dies

Keiko the star of the "Free Willy" franchise has died at the age of 26. Keiko spent a couple of years here at the Oregon Coast Aquarium getting ready to be returned to the wild. From Oregon he was airlifted to Iceland and from Iceland he was introduced to his natal pod in Norway. Keiko never went back to the wild he was aclimated to people, they were his pod. He was so popular the Norwegian government had to create an exclusion zone around him. It wasn't often observed.

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