The orca, or killer whale, is the largest member of the dolphin family – an adult male can grow up to nine metres long and weigh a colossal 10 tonnes..
Streamlined and powerful, the orca is one of the ocean’s fastest mammals, reaching up to 56 km/hour. Orca are also intelligent, good communicators and extremely social; with some choosing to stay with their maternal pod for life. Found from Pole to Equator, pods can cover up to 100 miles a day searching for food.
Orca are under threat in the wild from fishing nets, plastic and chemical pollution and a reduction in food stocks due to overfishing. The practice of taking individuals from the wild to be kept in cramped tanks and exploited for entertainment is also a problem. We are opposed to the keeping of orca in captivity, and work with like-minded organisations to raise awareness of the physical and mental suffering these conditions cause.
Help care for a wild orca with an animal adoption and you’ll receive an exclusive adoption pack containing all of these items…
Your own cuddly toy orca to keep at home.
Toy may vary from one shown.
Including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
A copy of our bi-annual Adopt magazine with exclusive updates.
Adoptions last one year (those paid monthly by direct debit roll over until cancelled).
As part of the adoption pack you will receive a copy of our beautiful Adopt magazine. Each copy brings you the latest news on your adopted animal including how the money is being spent. These exclusive insights show how your ongoing support makes an impact on these animals’ lives. Your adoption really is life-changing.
Our magazine is published twice a year so you’ll receive your first edition in the adoption pack followed by a further update later in the year of your adoption. Take a peek inside to see some of our work in action…
We believe in helping to conserve wild orca populations and campaign against the exploitation and confinement of orcas in captivity.
Every year wild orca are separated from their families to live out their lives in tanks performing tricks to crowds. Those born in captivity are taken from their mothers at a young age, to be transferred to other facilities. As a result, individuals experience isolation and boredom, have reduced life spans, and become susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections.
Funds from your adoption will help the Born Free-supported Orcalab, which monitors wild populations. By better understanding orca behaviour, we can safeguard the future of this intelligent mammal.
Founded in 1970, Orcalab is a research station based in Canada, which monitors and protects orca off British Columbia. You can help protect wild orca by adopting Springer below.
It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.Sir David Attenborough
Your money will help:
Research, monitor and protect orca pods in Canada
Support policy work to campaign against the keeping of orca and other cetaceans in captivity
We will process and send your order within 3 working days, and would normally expect it to arrive within 7 working days to addresses within the UK. All UK orders are sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery. Please allow 28 days for delivery on overseas orders. Please note – we cannot hold orders for delivery on a specific date.
Orders do not need to be signed for, but come in a box which won’t fit through the letterbox so you will need to be available to accept the delivery. A card will be left if you’re unavailable.
The adoption certificate can be personalised with the name of your choice, and delivery arranged to a separate address.
Call our customer support team on 01403 240170.