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The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the successful rehabilitation and reintroduction of the wild orphaned killer whale Springer (A73)!


Date:  Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Time:  7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Venue:  Vancouver Aquarium
Event ticket Price:  $10 adults, $5 students and children – Click here to buy tickets


Ten years ago a wild killer whale named Springer, also known as A73, was found orphaned and hundreds of miles from her pod at only one year of age.  Months later she was rescued, restored to health, transported back to the summering grounds of her pod and released to rejoin her family.  The operation involved the cooperation of two national governments and many organizations.  The Vancouver Aquarium played a big role in planning the project and in Springer’s rehabilation, transport home, and release.  Today Springer is in good health and is fully integrated with other wild killer whales.  She demonstrates for both the resiliency of her species and the power of people working together for a good cause.

The Vancouver Aquarium has followed Springer’s progress since her release with great interest and is excited to celebrate her success now.  Join us for an evening of reflecting upon the the heartwarming rescue and release of Springer through multimedia, imagery and story telling. Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited so book your ticket now! This event supports the Vancouver Aquarium Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program.


Click here to learn more about Springer.