- 56 orcas are currently being held captive in 14 marine parks spanning 8 different countries
- Of these 56 animals, 21 were captured from the wild and 35 were born in captivity
- Since 1961, 148 orcas have been taken into captivity
- In total, 161 orcas have died in captivity (this does not include the 30 whale calves that were miscarried or still born)
Shocked by these facts? Learn more at the WDC (http://us.whales.org) where all these facts were found by author Kimberli A. Bindschatel.
Read her book Poppy McVie: Operation Orca Rescue when it hits shelves and e-readers this week (http://www.kimberlibindschatel.com).