JAPAN: NAGOYA: KILLER WHALE STRANDED (2)
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Date: 22/02/2000 05:00 AM
XFA Nagoya, Japan - February 22, 2000
00:00 Aerial shot Nagoya
00:05 Aerial killer whale in river
00:10 Close up killer whale's fin submerging
00:15 Close up children watching
00:17 Close up fin in water
00:20 Old lady looking on
00:22 Killer whale frolicking in water
00:35 Close up children watching
00:39 Men pointing, pan to wide shot fin in water
00:48 Wide shot spectators
00:51 Close up fin in water
01:01 VISION ENDS
A killer whale has been found stranded in a river in the Japanese city of Nagoya.
Officials said the five metre long giant entered the Horikawa River from the port on Tuesday morning.
For the residents of the Japanese city of Nagoya, it was no ordinary Tuesday morning
A killer whale had paid them an unexpected visit after becoming stranded in the entrance to the city port.
The spectacle delighted whale-watchers young and old as the 17-foot giant made its way up the Horikawa River before stopping to play with the locals.
UPSOT WHALE FROLICKING
It's the first time an animal as large as a killer whale has ever made its way this far into the city.
Smaller mammals like porpoises have been found in the river - but whales rarely make their way upstream.
But it wasn't destined to be a long visit -- officials from the local authority and Nagoya's port aquarium are now trying to rescue the killer whale, so they can return it to its family.