Sperm whale seeks home

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 July, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 July, 1995, 12:00am

SOME of your readers might recently have spotted a 10-metre-long (model) whale either moving through Central or outside City Hall. The whale was part of an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) campaign to raise awareness of the dangers facing the world's whales.

IFAW now finds itself with a whale problem of its own. The whale is currently being stored by its makers, Island School, but the school needs the space for some more mundane construction.

Eventually, the whale will be housed at the permanent education centre which IFAW is financing jointly with Earthcare.

In the meantime, however, this perfectly house-trained, 10 metres by three metres by two metres whale is looking for a good home. The whale is a tremendous asset to our education drive, but, as a life size model of a sperm whale, it is just a bit too big for the average mantelpiece. A great deal of effort went into the construction of this whale and we are running desperately short of options.

If anyone can help us out by lending us some space (either indoor or outdoor) to store the model until the education centre is completed, we would be enormously grateful.

The IFAW can be contacted on 2719 3340.

STEVEN LEWIS Co-ordinator (Wheels for Whales)