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The plight of the whale, which Australians have nicknamed Colin, has dominated the country's news coverage since the creature was first sighted Sunday in waters off north Sydney and began trying to suckle from boats.
An Australian environmental official says a starving and abandoned baby whale that has been attempting to suckle boats in the waters off north Sydney will be euthanised.
The euthanasia would likely take place in shallow water using an overdose of anaesthetic.
WILDLIFE authorities have found "Colin", the baby whale abandoned by its mother off Sydney, and are expected to put it down today.
The injured baby humpback whale was found motherless and starving in a northern Sydney waterway earlier this week.
EXPERTS have warned that saving Colin the humpback whale could cost upwards of $2 million and may not even work.
As hopes begin to fade for the stranded whale, scientists claimed that there was no facility in Australia capable of housing the whale, even if it could be moved from Pittwater, where it has sought refuge since Sunday.
Experts from SeaWorld in San Diego have advised the Department of Environment and Conservation in Sydney that a 10 gigalitre pool, the size of four Olympic pools would be required to house the animal to hand rear it until it was 11 months old.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Poor little guy.
Basically the reason they didnt care for him was it was going to be too much trouble?
That annoys me. Someone would have been willing to do it. That one guy was working to make up a "bottle."
Ah well. He isnt the only infant (of any species) to die because his mother is missing or dead. It is just sad that the reasoning behind it is "it isnt worth trying."