Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21 1992 - On this day in Marineland history...

October 21st 1992 - On this day in Marineland history orca Neocia was born.

Briefly known as "Baby October" Neocia was Kandu and Nootka's second calf born at Marineland.  During her short time in captivity at Marineland Neocia lived in the stadium pool, the warehouse and friendship cove.  She was often moved because of her aggressive behavior toward the other orcas in an attempt to dominate them.  Neocia was impregnated by her own father Kandu,  however miscarried.

PHOTO BY Courtney Hrudka
If she had been born in the wild Neocia's life expectancy would have been anywhere from 50 - 80 years.  At Marineland she lived for only 11 years, 10 months & 11 days...dying August 1st 2004.  Her death would be blamed on an "internal infection".

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