Another video has emerged showing a captive orca named Morgan beaching herself on the side of her tank.
Morgan lives at Loro Parque, a marine park in Spain's Canary Islands, with five other orcas owned by SeaWorld. Earlier, a video was published showing Morgan lying on the concrete near her tank after pulling herself out of the water. She reportedly laid there for over 10 minutes.
At the time, Loro Parque denied that the clip showed anything unusual. "The video represents just a few minutes of images of Morgan, right after the end of a regular presentation in OrcaOcean," the park said in a statement provided to The Dodo. "It is absolutely illogical and absurd to assume that the length and the quality of such video would be sufficient to make a conclusion of such nature."
But now a second video has emerged showing Morgan beaching herself once again, reportedly after a performance on February 22.
In this clip, Morgan lies on her stomach in the sun for around nine minutes before a trainer runs up to her and instructs her to get back in the water.
She obeys, sliding back into the water and swimming a lap. But less than a minute later, Morgan returns to the concrete and slides back out again.