Wally - orca

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Wally (Whale)
DiedOctober 4, 1971
Munchen Aquarium, Germany
Cause of deathHeart failure
Captured atPort Madison, Washington
Capture ageApprox. < 1
PodSouthern Residents
Capture dateAugust 8, 1970

Wally, also referred to as “Whale”, was a young female orca that was discovered stranded in Port Madison, a deep-water bay located on the west shore of Puget Sound in western Washington, USA.

On August 8, 1970, a young female orca was discovered stranded in Port Madison. This incident coincided with the infamous captures that took place in Penn Cove, though it is unclear if there is any direct connection between the two events.

Wally became the first orca to be held in captivity in Germany at Munchen Aquarium.

On October 4, 1971, Wally died as a result of heart failure.

Orcas captured at Penn Cove August 8, 1970

See also