Keiko was not a "success". Your data on his release is not correct. He was flown to a holding pen in Iceland in Sept of 98. In 2002 when he first left his netted pen it was hoped he would join a pod off Norway. That did not happen and Keiko instead enjoyed the company of humans in Halso Norway. Keiko beached himself in December of 03 and died.i have already said that i think keiko wasn't a failure. he died of pneumona - that not a rare thing in whales. he was freed in 1998 and died in 2003.
he had five years of freedom - people make it sound like he died as soon as he was released.
there is a documentary about him being released:
Even the person who oversaw the "release" of Keiko, Jean Michael Cousteau has said these animals can not be released.
Truth be told he was "free" about 15 months before becoming ill and dying.
How is a dead whale in the wild better than a live whale in captivity?
And once again Keiko's life before his "release" should not be compared to the animals at Sea World. Keiko was not cared for in captivity as the whales at Sea World are.