The killer whale who changed the world
Mark Leiren-YoungKiller whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North-America and displayed to the public in 1964. Moby Doll -as the became known- was an instant celebrity, drawing twenty thousand visitors on the one and only day he was exhibited. He died within a few months, but his famous gentleness sparked a worldwide crusade that transformed how people understood and appreciated orcas. Because of Moby Doll, we stopped fearing "killers” and grew to love and respect “orcas”.
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