A twenty-five foot killer whale is captured and subsequently trained in a Seattle aquarium....
|Title||:||Namu: Making Friends with a Killer Whale,|
|Number of Pages||:||30 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Namu: Making Friends with a Killer Whale, Reviews
This is one of the books of my childhood that got me OBSESSED with killer whales. I love love love them. It was this book and Free Willy :)
Basic information about the capture and studying of the orca with very little actual information. What is there is good but I think the story would be better with more.I gave the book one star because the whale remains in captivity at the end of the book but the text at least acknowledged that people were worried about him. Despite the era in which the book was written, it was still very controversial to have the whale contained (apparently it was the first ever orca in captivity). He died less than a year later. The Seattle Aquarium is not the same aquarium mentioned in the story and has allegedly never had orcas or any other ceteacea. I remember looking at belugas when I as a child, so I'm guessing that was the aquarium in the book.This book feels like propaganda, trying to make it sound like Namu was happy but even the pictures were disturbing.