Update on Springer – June 14th 2002

A First Step Towards Home

After weeks of hesitation and considerable time spent planning, A73 (Springer) was finally captured yesterday afternoon, June 13th, and moved to a holding pen near Seattle. She will be examined and evaluated medically over the next days, and if all goes well she will soon be headed back north to the Johnstone Strait area where she will have a chance to reconnect with other members of her family and community. Until the results of the medical tests are in a precise timetable will not be known, but we are glad to see Springer finally headed down a road that will hopefully take her home.

Photos are of A73 and A45 from the summer of 2000. ©OrcaLab

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