Marineland, a privately owned Canadian facility has public shows, but for some reason no one knew of Junior because inventory, health and mortality facts are not required to be available to the public. Many orcas captured in Icelandic waters have been stored at Marineland to be resold, and it also helps expand their captive breeding program.
Orcas that fail to adapt to captive conditions are punished and sometimes kept in a "back-pen" until the marine park can find a suitable buyer. When Junior finally died he was of course alone and was reportedly lethargic and psychotic in the summer of 1994 at the age of or around 13. I mourn the loss of Juniors life and the others who have died at Marineland...Let us to help them seek justice!..