Lolita

Lolita performs at the Miami Seaquarium.  (Source: miamiseaquarium.com

Fight Over Lolita’s Freedom Now Center On Federal Appeals Court

Not giving up without a fight, animal rights groups plan to challenge the dismissal of their lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Miami Seaquarium over the park’s treatment of its killer whale Lolita.

03/24/2015

Lolita performs at the Miami Seaquarium.  (Source: miamiseaquarium.com

NOAA: Lolita Now Covered Under Endangered Species Act

Groups who want to free Lolita, the Miami Seaquarium’s lone killer whale, are claiming a victory after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Services decided to include her under the Endangered Species Act.

02/04/2015

Lolita performs at the Miami Seaquarium.  (Source: miamiseaquarium.com

Lolita’s Fate Unclear As Decision Looms Over Captive Orcas

The fate of the killer whale known as Lolita looms as a decision from the federal government is expected soon.

01/29/2015

Lolita the Killer Whale in her tank at the Miami Seaquarium on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. The stadium is undergoing a renovation. (Source: CBS4)

Animal Advocates, Locals March For Lolita’s Release

More than a thousand animal advocates and locals marched Saturday for the release of Miami Seaquarium’s Orca named Lolita.

01/17/2015

Lolita performs at the Miami Seaquarium.  (Source: miamiseaquarium.com

PETA Challenging Feds Over Miami Seaquarium’s Lolita

Claiming that the Miami Seaquarium has not met federal regulations, animal rights activists have appealed the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at releasing the attraction’s Lolita the killer whale.

07/02/2014

Source: Miami Seaquarium

Feds Get Involved In The Fight To Free Lolita

A petition proposed Friday is trying to get Lolita the same status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that covers all other Southern Resident orcas, meaning she could be retired from performing.

01/24/2014

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Alleged Teacher Sex Assault Victim Sues School System

The mother of an alleged sex abuse victim filed suit Wednesday against the Miami-Dade school system claiming administrators failed to protect her daughter from a sexual predator: The girl’s Physical Education teacher.

CBS4–05/30/2012

Lolita The Killer Whale performs at The Miami Seaquarium (Lisa Cilli/CBS4)

Lawsuit To Free Lolita The Killer Whale Dismissed

South Florida marine super star Lolita the killer whale will remain in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium after a federal judge in Tacoma, Wash., dismissed a lawsuit aimed at freeing the marine park’s star attraction.

CBS4–05/07/2012

Lolita The Killer Whale performs at The Miami Seaquarium (Lisa Cilli/CBS4)

Toothache Gone, Lolita’s Killer Whale Show Goes On

South Florida marine super star Lolita the Killer Whale has recovered from a toothache and her popular show at the Miami Seaquarium re-opens Thursday.

CBS4–03/10/2011