The distinctive black and white orca, or ‘killer whale’, is the largest member of the dolphin family – an adult male can grow to nine metres long and weigh a colossal 10 tonnes (the equivalent of ten cars or 135 people!).
Streamlined and powerful, the orca is perfectly adapted for marine life and one of the ocean’s fastest mammals (reaching 56 km/hour).
Orca are under threat, both in the wild, from fishing nets and pollution, and in captivity from exploitation by the entertainment industry. We are opposed to the keeping of orca in captivity and work with like-minded organisations to raise awareness about the plight of orca in captivity.
Help care for a wild animal and you'll receive an exclusive adoption pack containing a soft toy, animal story, species fact sheet, certificate and glossy photo. Plus, you'll also receive our Adopt magazine twice a year with updates on all our wildlife adoptions – perfect for animal lovers.
Adoptions last one year (those paid by monthly direct debit roll over until cancelled).
Funds from your adoption will help support our work with OrcaLab, monitoring wild populations and campaigning to release those in captivity. Throughout the world countless orca, as well as dolphins and whales, are exploited in marine parks and swim with tourist attractions. You can help protect wild orca by adopting Springer below.
Springer lost her mother when she was just a baby and was too small to survive alone. She was found swimming near Seattle, USA. The entertainment industry wanted her in captivity, but Springer was identified by her unique calls and reunited with her family pod near Vancouver Island, Canada.
She now swims free and has calves of her own. Springer and her family are monitored by Orcalab. Your adoption will help us support their vital work.
Help us provide the protection she needs.
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