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 50 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. Bend and the rest of their family's familiar voices are one of the first to arrive in Johnstone Strait area every summer and they appear to enjoy co-ordinating the orca social scene. It's Bend's family who ushers in and out other visiting families.
What you'll get
With your symbolic adoption, you'll receive regular updates about Bend and her family. A perfect gift for all ages.
Adopt Bend and make a real difference!
A fantastic gift for young people passionate about protecting whales!