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Jun 11, 2016 3:46 PM

Portsmouth group rallies around a suffering orca

PORTSMOUTH — Saturday a rally was held at Water Country by Shut Down Palace.

The purpose for the rallies is to inform the public that Palace Entertainment is responsible for the continued suffering of Lolita the lonely Orca at the Miami Seaquarium because they believe that the public has a right to know about the New Hampshire connection.

Lolita was caught in August of 1970 in Penn Cove when she was four years old. She was sold to the Miami Seaquarium and joined another Southern Resident Orca named Hugo. Lolita and Hugo lived together for 10 years in a tank 60-by-80-foot by 20 feet deep. Hugo died in March of 1980.

Those involved with the rally are asking Miami Seaquarium to retire Lolita.

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