Baby Orca Cried Out And Rescuers Rushed To Help, 8 Hours Later They Learned Her Fate.
It's quite apparent that animals do a pretty good job at taking care of themselves. They don't need humans to tell them how to find their food. They don't need us to tell them to stay away from loud, moving objects. And they certainly don't need us to tell them how to live. Sometimes, though, animals do need humans to step in to help get them out of a sticky situation. Luckily, there were humans there to help the day this young orca was trapped with nowhere to go.
At 7:30 in the morning, rescue workers received a phone call that made their hearts drop.
A baby orca was stranded on Andrew Rocks, which is located off the coast of British Columbia. It was low tide and things were getting very serious for the young orca.
It appeared that the orca was hunting with her family for seals.
The orca positioned herself in between the rocks, waiting for her family to send the seal her way. But, something went wrong, and as the tide went out, the orca found herself stuck.
Her family could be seen swimming in the distance.
As they were swimming in circles around the island, they could hear their young one calling out for help. But unfortunately, they were completely helpless.
So, the rescue team formed a plan and got to worked.
It's quite obvious that moving an animal as big as an orca isn't an easy feat. Especially, when heavy machinery can't be brought in to help.
The rescue team had no other choice but to think of something and get it done quickly.
One of the team members thought of a way to make a make-shift hose to bring water from the ocean up to where the orca was. With lots of duct tape and a rubber hose, they were able to successfully get it done.
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