Heart-breaking footage shows 'distressed' orca banging head against tank after ...

Heart-breaking footage shows 'distressed' orca banging head against tank after ...
Heart-breaking footage shows 'distressed' orca banging head against tank after ...
'World's loneliest whale': Heart-breaking footage shows 'distressed' orca banging head against tank after outliving her five babies Footage shot by anti-captivity activists at MarineLand, Niagara Falls on Sept 4 Kiska, a 44-year-old orca, is seen banging her head against her glass tank Campaigners say this behaviour is a clear sign of distress and may be due to the orca having spent the last 10 years alone after her tank mates and children died Killer whales are highly social animals who live in large pods in the wild 

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A distressed killer whale has been filmed banging her head against a tank at an enclosure after outliving her five babies.

The heart-breaking footage was taken by anti-captivity activists at MarineLand, Niagara Falls earlier this month and shared on social media.

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'Anti-captivity activists entered MarineLand and observed Kiska, their last surviving orca bashing her head against the wall. Please watch and share. 

'This cruelty must end #FreeKiska,' Phil Demers, a former park employee and self-described 'whistleblower' wrote on Twitter.

The Whale Sanctuary Project, which aims to end whale captivity, has dubbed Kiska as 'the loneliest whale in the world.'

The 44-year-old orca was born off the coast of Iceland and has been in captivity since 1979, according to Demers. 

She has spent the last 10 years alone after outliving her tank mates, including her five offspring.

A distressed killer whale has been filmed banging her head against a tank at an enclosure after outliving her five babies

A distressed killer whale has been filmed banging her head against a tank at an enclosure after outliving her five babies

Killer whales are extremely social animals, which in the wild live

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