Lolita aka Toki is living at the Miami Seaquarium. She is in her mid to late fifties, and there are plans to take her from the home and surroundings she’s known for over 50 years and set her ‘free’. The experts say the odds are not in her favor. In episode 16 we talked to Marine Mammal expert Mark Simmons who was part of the team with Keiko the killer whale who was ‘set free’ to disastrous results. In this episode the discussion continues with Marine Mammal trainer Heather Keenan who spent 18 years with Toki; the equivalent of raising a child. She shares some amazing perspective and personal experiences in this conversation you won’t want to miss

Episode Links
Toki’s trainers and supporters – Truth4TOki web Facebook
Please sign the petition to keep her from going to the Pacific Northwest
Killing Keiko by Mark Simmons Facebook

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