This is the story of how a young two year old orca whale began an amazing journey that has spanned five countries and tens of thousands of miles.
Through education, research, and outreach, we are involving millions of people in learning about the successful efforts to return a captive whale to the wild for the first time in history.
During the past decade we have made incredible progress.
From a very small pool in unhealthy conditions in an amusement park in Mexico City, we have:
Keiko has been featured as the cover story of Life Magazine, New Yorker Magazine and in newspaper and television coverage around the world.
Keiko was featured in the Warner Bros. Hit film Free Willy, and in the Discovery Channel Documentary The Free Willy Story, and the Jean-Michel Cousteau Documentary Born to Be Wild, as well as in television coverage around the world.
In addition to the Free Willy Keiko Foundation and the Humane Society of the United States, the Keiko Project has received generous assistance from the Craig and McCaw Foundation, the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation, Earth Island Institute, Ocean Futures, United Parcel Service, Orca Lab, the Dolphin Connection, and from millions of children around the world.
Learn more about Keiko and what you can do to get involved in legacy to help other whales!
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