The albino dolphin, dubbed "Angel" by activists, that was captured in Taiji's cove during the annual dolphin hunt, remains in a marine park still. Japanese officials from the Taiji Whaling Museum have commented on the controversial capture, which galvanized a movement of opposition to the brutal hunt. Journalist Tim Zimmerman received comments from the park's Assistant Director, Tetsuya Kirihata, thanks to a local source who translated the responses. Zimmerman posted his questions and Kirihata's responses on his blog.
Kirihata said that Angel is living with one other bottlenose dolphin in a spare pool next to the main show pool for now, but that she may be transferred to another pool in the park soon. He also said that two others were removed from the tank, because they ate Angel's food.
The reason why she cannot catch the food she is fed is not because she is sick, but probably due to the change of environment. When she manages to be fed, she continues to be fed. She eats the same amount as the other dolphins.