The newest attraction at the Vancouver aquarium will be a false killer whale found near death in Tofino last summer.
Since being rescued last July, staff say Chester is fully rehabilitated.
But the aquarium’s chief veterinarian says the calf doesn’t have the proper skills to be re-integrated in the wild.
Dr. Martin Haulena says his new home will be with the remaining Pacific white-sided dolphin, which lost its mate, Hana, on the weekend.
“Chester looks amazing. His blood looks great. … He’s growing tremendously. He’s gone from about 76 kilograms to 174 kilograms.
When Chester was found, staff estimated he had an only 10-per-cent chance of survival.