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Minke whale calf put down after getting stranded in London

A member of a team attending to a minke whale calf lays flowers after it has been put down on the banks of the River Thames in London, Britain May 10, 2021. An injured minke whale calf that became stranded in London's River Thames was put down on Monday after its condition deteriorated and hopes for its survival faded, hundreds of miles from its home. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

A member of a team attending to a minke whale calf lays flowers after it has been put down on the banks of the River Thames in London, Britain May 10, 2021. An injured minke whale calf that became stranded in London's River Thames was put down on...more

A member of a team attending to a minke whale calf lays flowers after it has been put down on the banks of the River Thames in London, Britain May 10, 2021. An injured minke whale calf that became stranded in London's River Thames was put down on Monday after its condition deteriorated and hopes for its survival faded, hundreds of miles from its home. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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A team attends to a minke whale calf by the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. "They're going to put the whale to sleep. It's suffering quite badly, it has been for about the last 45 minutes," said Julia Cable, National Co-ordinator at British Divers Marine Life Rescue, adding the whale would be given an overdose of anaesthetic and wouldn't feel anything except the needle.

"We're just trying to ease any suffering." REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

A team attends to a minke whale calf by the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. "They're going to put the whale to sleep. It's suffering quite badly, it has been for about the last 45 minutes," said Julia Cable, National Co-ordinator at British...more

A team attends to a minke whale calf by the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. "They're going to put the whale to sleep. It's suffering quite badly, it has been for about the last 45 minutes," said Julia Cable, National Co-ordinator at British Divers Marine Life Rescue, adding the whale would be given an overdose of anaesthetic and wouldn't feel anything except the needle. "We're just trying to ease any suffering." REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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Flowers left on a minke whale calf lie after it had been put down on the banks of the River Thames in London, Britain May 10. Fears for the whale grew after the injured calf headed in the wrong direction - away from the sea - and it faced a struggle for survival in the Thames, where nutrition is much more meagre than it its natural habitat in the north Atlantic. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

Flowers left on a minke whale calf lie after it had been put down on the banks of the River Thames in London, Britain May 10. Fears for the whale grew after the injured calf headed in the wrong direction - away from the sea - and it faced a struggle...more

Flowers left on a minke whale calf lie after it had been put down on the banks of the River Thames in London, Britain May 10. Fears for the whale grew after the injured calf headed in the wrong direction - away from the sea - and it faced a struggle for survival in the Thames, where nutrition is much more meagre than it its natural habitat in the north Atlantic. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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A minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, is seen in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. "This animal comes from the northern North Sea - so it is hundreds of miles from where it should be. The whale is a hundred miles from the opening to the North Sea in the Thames Estuary," said Martin Garside, a spokesman from the Port of London Authority.REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, is seen in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. "This animal comes from the northern North Sea - so it is hundreds of miles from where it should be. The whale is a...more

A minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, is seen in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. "This animal comes from the northern North Sea - so it is hundreds of miles from where it should be. The whale is a hundred miles from the opening to the North Sea in the Thames Estuary," said Martin Garside, a spokesman from the Port of London Authority.REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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People look at a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. They do not usually appear in the Thames and it was not clear why the calf was so far from its normal feeding grounds. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

People look at a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. They do not usually appear in the Thames and it was not clear why the calf was so far from its...more

People look at a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. They do not usually appear in the Thames and it was not clear why the calf was so far from its normal feeding grounds. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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People watch a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

People watch a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

People watch a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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People look for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

People look for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

People look for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete, at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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A member of a team attending to a minke whale calf takes its picture by the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

A member of a team attending to a minke whale calf takes its picture by the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

A member of a team attending to a minke whale calf takes its picture by the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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A minke whale calf that was found injured and beached on concrete is seen at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A minke whale calf that was found injured and beached on concrete is seen at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A minke whale calf that was found injured and beached on concrete is seen at Teddington Lock, in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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A boat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) looks for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A boat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) looks for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A boat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) looks for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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A ZSL London Zoo veterinarian is seen from behind a fence at the scene where a minke whale calf is in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A ZSL London Zoo veterinarian is seen from behind a fence at the scene where a minke whale calf is in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A ZSL London Zoo veterinarian is seen from behind a fence at the scene where a minke whale calf is in the River Thames, in London, Britain May 10. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Rescue attempts are made as a small whale stranded in the River Thames in London, Britain, May 9. Rescuers worked into the night on Sunday to free the  stranded small whale.   



DAVID KORSAKS @dkfitldn

Rescue attempts are made as a small whale stranded in the River Thames in London, Britain, May 9. Rescuers worked into the night on Sunday to free the stranded small whale. DAVID KORSAKS @dkfitldn

Rescue attempts are made as a small whale stranded in the River Thames in London, Britain, May 9. Rescuers worked into the night on Sunday to free the stranded small whale. DAVID KORSAKS @dkfitldn
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The team of rescuers arrived at the scene near a lock in Richmond shortly after the whale, believed to be a minke, was first noticed on Sunday evening, media reports said.        

DAVID KORSAKS @dkfitldn

The team of rescuers arrived at the scene near a lock in Richmond shortly after the whale, believed to be a minke, was first noticed on Sunday evening, media reports said. DAVID KORSAKS @dkfitldn

The team of rescuers arrived at the scene near a lock in Richmond shortly after the whale, believed to be a minke, was first noticed on Sunday evening, media reports said. DAVID KORSAKS @dkfitldn
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Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames in London.     @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames in London. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames in London. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS
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The small whale is seen stranded in the River Thames.  
 @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

The small whale is seen stranded in the River Thames. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

The small whale is seen stranded in the River Thames. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS
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Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames.    @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS
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Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames.   @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

Rescue personnel work to save a small whale stranded in the River Thames. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS
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Rescue attempts are made as a small whale stranded in the River Thames.     @dkfitldn/via REUTERS

Rescue attempts are made as a small whale stranded in the River Thames. @dkfitldn/via REUTERS

Rescue attempts are made as a small whale stranded in the River Thames. @dkfitldn/via REUTERS
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A small crowd of people gathered to watch as the team worked to remove the whale from the lock, hosing the animal down, and then putting a large yellow float around it.     @dkfitldn/via REUTERS

A small crowd of people gathered to watch as the team worked to remove the whale from the lock, hosing the animal down, and then putting a large yellow float around it. @dkfitldn/via REUTERS

A small crowd of people gathered to watch as the team worked to remove the whale from the lock, hosing the animal down, and then putting a large yellow float around it. @dkfitldn/via REUTERS
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The minke whale, a species commonly found in the North Atlantic Ocean, will be assessed by a vet to ensure it is healthy enough to be released, according to the BBC.    @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

The minke whale, a species commonly found in the North Atlantic Ocean, will be assessed by a vet to ensure it is healthy enough to be released, according to the BBC. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

The minke whale, a species commonly found in the North Atlantic Ocean, will be assessed by a vet to ensure it is healthy enough to be released, according to the BBC. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS
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A boat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) looks for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete in the River Thames.   REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A boat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) looks for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete in the River Thames. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A boat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) looks for a minke whale calf that had been found injured and beached on concrete in the River Thames. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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A small whale is seen stranded in the River Thames in London.   @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

A small whale is seen stranded in the River Thames in London. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS

A small whale is seen stranded in the River Thames in London. @RICHARDFRANK/via REUTERS
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