Lupa - orca

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Sex: Female

Pod: Southern Residents

Place of capture: Vaughn Bay, Washington State

Date of capture: February 1968

Age at capture: Approx. 8 years

In February 1968, the Seattle Marine Aquarium decided to capture additional orcas. Among the 15 individuals, they chose only one—an adult female—who was later named Lupa.

On April 2, 1968, Lupa was moved to the New York Aquarium. One day while the water level was being lowered for cleaning, Lupa started snapping her jaws menacingly at the trainers, causing them to quickly retreat from the pool.

Lupa died on September 6, 1968, with pneumonia.

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