After 32 years in captivity, an orca whale named Freya has passed away at the Marineland amusement park in France. She was just under 33 years old.
Freya was first caught off the coast of Iceland in 1982 when she was just about one year old. She spent the next several decades held in captivity at Marineland on the southern shore of France in Antibes.
During her stay in Marineland, Freya gave birth to several orcas in the park and earned the title of matriarch.
Her collapsed dorsal fin demonstrated her declining health. Though rare in the wild, the collapsed fin is common to almost all male - and some female - orcas in captivity.