ORCA LOLITA IN MIAMI WILL SOON BE RELEASED IN THE OPEN WATER
“Lolita will receive the highest quality of care as a team of experts works to facilitate her relocation over the next 18 to 24 months,” the Miami Aquarium said in a statement. “I know that Lolita wants to reach the free waters.” I don’t care what anyone says. She lived this long to have this opportunity. And my only mission is to help this whale get free,” said Jim Irsay, who is helping with Lolita’s case. He said the price of the entire stock could reach “eight figures”. The orca, who is 57 years old, has not performed since last year, and for now is in his aquarium, which is 25 meters long and 10 meters wide. Orcas can live up to 90 years, weigh up to 11 tons and grow up to 10 meters. Lolita’s 95-year-old mother is believed to be still alive. “There’s an opportunity for him to bond acoustically and then physically with his family, no doubt,” said Charles Vinitz, executive director of the Whale Sanctuary project. The whale will initially be tracked, after much-needed hunting training as it has been fed by others for decades. “We are here because we all care deeply about the health and well-being of this beautiful creature, and I am very happy that the process of returning Lolita to her home waters will begin.” So many people have worked, prayed and hoped for this development for many years. The most important thing is her long-term well-being and together, guided by experts, we will continue to do what is best for her,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniela Lewin Cava.