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August 14, 2018 - National Geographic

Orca Mother Drops Calf, After Unprecedented 17 Days of Mourning

Orca Mother Drops Calf, After Unprecedented 17 Days of Mourning
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AN ORCA NAMED J35 has finally dropped her dead calf, which she'd been pushing with her head for at least 17 days and 1,000 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast, in an unprecedented show of mourning that drew international attention. 

The sad spectacle was a prime example, and confirmation, of the complex emotional lives of these sophisticated cetaceans, experts say.

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