Lolita, the orca who was imprisoned in Miami for more than fifty years, has died

“Together with the many Miamians who grew up with her (Lolita), the generations of activists from around the world who were inspired by her story, and the caretakers who remained devoted to her until the end, today we say our last goodbye to our darling Toki,” Miami-Dade County mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a statement.

The Friends of Toki group, a non-profit organization that spearheaded the orca’s transfer to North Pacific waters, in turn mourned the death in a statement on its website.

“‘Toki’ was an inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to hear her story, and especially to the Lummi Nation (a Native American tribe from the Pacific Northwest coast of Washington State) who considered her family,” the organization wrote.

Source: El heraldo