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NOT SO WEE WILLY

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NOT SINCE JONAH has a whale made such a splash. The stats so far:

Number of homes Keiko’s had: 4 (Iceland, Ontario, Mexico, and Oregon). Amount Mexico’s Reino Aventura park paid for Keiko: $350,000. Box office gross of Warner Bros.’ Free Willy and Free Willy 2: $109 million. Amount Warner donated to help Keiko: $2 million. Cost of Keiko’s facility in Oregon: $7.3 million. Number of sequels in the works: 2. Pounds of fish — including herring, squid, and salmon — Keiko will eat per day at his new home: 250. Pounds of Spanish mackerel he ate per day in Mexico: 150. Price of one piece of Spanish mackerel at New York’s Hatsuhana restaurant: $2.50. Cost of sending Keiko from Mexico to Oregon by first-class air via UPS: $0 (UPS donated its services). Cost if he went first-class mail: $12,338.62. Number of stamps he would have needed: 38,558.

— Chris Nashawaty and Jessica Shaw

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