Thursday, July 6, 2023 – Progress in the fight to set orca free

After decades of pressure by animal rights groups and tribes, the Miami Seaquarium announced it will release the captive orca, Lolita, also known as Tokitae. The marine mammal has spent more than a half century in captivity and no one is sure how she will adapt to the wild. The Lummi Tribe considers orca to be relatives and have been pushing for Tokitae’s release to what biologists believe is her home pod in the Pacific Northwest.