Killer Whale

Killer whales stuck in Hudson Bay ice go free

Bystanders watch as a killer whale appears in the area’s last breathing hole. The pod of 11 have swum to freedom after the ice that had trapped them broke up. Photo: AP

Eleven killer whales facing imminent danger of suffocation after being trapped by ice in Hudson Bay on Canada's Arctic shore managed to free themselves yesterday, after their plight created a worldwide sensation.

Friday, 11 January, 2013, 6:46am

Lau gets seal of approval

Maybe Andy Lau Tak-wah should be named Mr Know-it-all. He acts, sings, writes lyrics and Chinese calligraphy, designs sneakers - and trains animals.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Pick of the day


Pearl, 9.30pm

A headstrong airline tycoon pays the ransom for his abducted son, despite the pleas of his wife and FBI agents, then must gamble on the consequences of attempting to turn the tables on the increasingly desperate kidnapper. Starring Mel Gibson (above) and Rene Russo.

Crittercam: The Leopard Seal

National Geographic, 9pm

12 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Beached dolphin dies

The false killer whale that washed up on a beach off Sai Kung on Monday died yesterday amid claims that the operation launched to save it had been botched.

21 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Set example

I was shocked and saddened to read about the death of Ocean Park's killer whale Hoi Wai, and I can well understand how upset the staff at Ocean Park must be.

I for my part am still wondering how to explain to my eight and five-year-old children that Hoi Wai is gone forever.

26 Apr 1997 - 12:00am