The back of this photo reads: April 17, 1978, Kianu Whale.
Dr. Martin Dinnes, head veterinarian at Marine World Africa U.S.A., (foreground) supervises lowering of Kianu into her specially built cradle. From there she was transported via flat-bed truck to San Francisco International Airport for her flight to Japan.
Does anyone know why they sent Kianu to Japan?
The San Mateo County Historical Museum recently purchased more than 30,000 San Mateo Times newspaper photos that span most of the 20th century and provide a glimpse into San Mateo County life and its generations.
The San Mateo County Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.