Captive Orca Lolita Listed As Endangered By NOAA

February 5, 2015 11:33 AM

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Captive Orca Lolita Listed As Endangered By NOAA

The federal government in a ruling issued on Wednesday listed a captive orca at a Miami aquarium as an endangered species. Lolita, the captive orca, has spent almost 45 years at the Miami Seaquarium after being captured in Puget Sound's Penn Cove in 1970.

It has been found that activists since years have fought for Lolita’s freedom and to let her return her to her native SouthernResident whale pods, which National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) listed as endangered in 2005.

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