Orkid’s father, Orky II, died of pneumonia just three days after she was born. Her mom, Kandu V, who was stolen from her home in the wild, was killed after getting into a fight with Corky II, another orca at SeaWorld who was sharing a tank with Orkid and her mother. As if that weren’t bad enough, Orkid has been forced to watch many of her friends die because of SeaWorld.
In the wild, male orcas live an average of 30 years and up to 60 years and females live an average of 50 years and up to more than 100. Orcas at SeaWorld, on the other hand, often die by the time they reach their teens and rarely reach even the average life expectancy of wild orcas.
Today, Orkid and 29 of her friends are still imprisoned in tiny tanks because of SeaWorld. It’s up to caring kiddos like you to help them by never visiting the abusement park or any other marine park or aquarium.