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48 years since Corky was taken from her family

December 11th marks the 48th anniversary since Corky, a member of the Northern Resident population of orcas in Canada, was removed from her family and taken into captivity.

She is now held at SeaWorld San Diego and the anniversary is once again being marked by her supporters with the display of a Freedom Banner near the marine park.

Corky is one of only a few wild-caught orcas still to survive in captivity. She was about four years old when she was captured in 1969. After around 20 years of confinement at Marineland in California, she moved to SeaWorld where she has remained ever since. Back in the wild, her family continue to thrive and she has a brother and sister who she has never seen.

Support WDC’s campaign to end the cruelty of captivity by adopting Corky’s brother, Fife.


About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.