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Adopt an orca - Bend

Meet Bend.

Adopt Bend and help protect her family all year round.

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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 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.

Adult adoption

Adopt Bend and make a real difference!

adopt an orca adult pack

Welcome pack, including your Bend adoption certificate

Four issues of our award winning magazine, Whale & Dolphin, per year including an update on Bend

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

A WDC cotton bag and bookmark

Junior adoption

A fantastic gift for young people passionate about protecting whales!

adopt an orca kids pack

Welcome pack, including your Bend adoption certificate

Four issues of our awesome kids magazine SPLASH! per year, including an update on Bend

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

36-page whale and dolphin colouring book by Button & Squirt, cool stickers plus badge

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