Bend is an amazing mum to her son

Adopt Bend today and help protect her family

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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 our adoptions you get ongoing updates about your adopted orca so you really know what they've been doing. You can choose between the adult or junior adoption goodies.

Adult adoption

Adopt an orca and make a real difference!

adopt an orca adult pack

Welcome pack, including your Bend adoption certificate

Four issues of Whale & Dolphin magazine per year including an update on Bend

Monthly updates about Bend and her friends by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

Cotton bag & car sticker

Junior adoption

An amazing adoption pack for kids and young people aged 13 and under.

adopt an orca kids pack

Welcome pack, including your Bend adoption certificate

Four issues of SPLASH! our jam-packed kids magazine including an update on Bend

Monthly updates about Bend and her friends by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

Awesome stickers & badge

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