Initial Acclimation Of Killer Whales (Orcinus Orca) To Captivity (Part 3) - Almost a year to the day after Narnia’s capture, three young orcas of varying ages were captured on August 13th, 2013, and transferred to a sea pen located in a nearby river. The trio were treated in a similar manner to Narnia, receiving veterinary examinations and various injections to help reduce the effects of stress. Two males, known as Nord and Orpheus, and one female, known as Grace, were noted to be in poor condition compared to Narnia at the time of her capture. Narnia was well-fed and healthy whereas the trio appeared exhausted and weakened, with lesions littering their skin. - After 3 days, the three young orcas were sent to the base of «White Whale» LLC in Nakhodka - where Narnia was being held. Transported via automotive and river transport, the orcas spent 6 days in small salt water tubs where their movement was greatly restricted. For animals that are constantly moving, the journey must’ve been an unimaginably dreadful experience. The trio joined Narnia in a 24х12x6m sea pen and she immediately took a matriarchal role in the newly formed group. Because of Narnia, the feeding process for Nord and Orpheus was relatively easy with minimal complications. She began by offering the three new orcas fish in turns, persisting to push fish into their mouths and demonstrating to the new-comers how she used fish as feed. - Nord, who was 5 years old at the time, responded well to her compassionate behaviour. He began to eat fish with Narnia on his second day in the sea pen, making a conscious effort to half the fish and share it with her. Once he consistently accepted fish, his daily ration was set at 40–50 kg. - Orpheus, the oldest of the group at 8 years old, was more reluctant. However, he began eating fish after 10 days in the sea pen and his daily ration was set at 50-60kg. - To continue reading, check out part 4 which will posted tomorrow. If you haven't read part 1 and 2, be sure to check those out first. Caption: @InherentlyWild Photo: Nord with several cutaneous lesions.