Bend was a surprise from the time she was born to Clio in 1999. No one had ever seen an orca quite like her. On the front edge of her dorsal fin was a notch and as she grew, her lopsided fin took on the comical look of the sorting hat from Harry Potter! It certainly made her stand out and instantly endeared her to everyone.
Bend’s grandmother, Nicola, was the very first wild orca from this population who was easily identifiable when orca studies began here over 40 years ago. Like Bend, Nicola had a distinctive notch on her fin too. Bend became a mother for the first time in 2013 when she gave birth to Jamieson.
What you'll get
With your symbolic adoption you'll receive regular updates about Bend and her friends. Choose between an adult or junior adoption pack.
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A fantastic adoption pack for kids and young people under 13.