The Penn Cove orca capture anniversary commemoration event is taking place today on Whidbey Island, Washington State (USA). Visit Orca Network & read below for more information.
Lolita (also known as Tokitae) was captured during this tragic event on August 8th 1970 and she has been in captivity ever since. She resides in the world's smallest orca tank, alone. To advocate for Lolita's rehabilitation and release back into the wild, where her close family members are still sighted regularly, there will also be a protest today outside the Miami Seaquarium, where Lolita is held, in Florida between 1400-1530 EDT.