Morgan is a wild orca who lives at Loro Parque, a marine park in the Canary Islands, with five other SeaWorld orcas on loan to the Spanish facility.
Her time in captivity has been a short but sad one, as these photos show. In 2010, she was spotted swimming off the Dutch coast. She appeared to be ill, and the Harderwijk Dolphinarium captured her under the guise of treating her and rehabilitating her.
But instead of being released, Morgan was transferred to Loro Parque in a series of shadowy moves critics have described as "orca laundering." She now performs regularly in Loro Parque's marine circus shows, and SeaWorld claims ownership of her.
Since being taken into captivity, Morgan has been struggling - though SeaWorld and Loro Parque claim she is thriving. She is repeatedly attacked by her tankmates and also displays stereotypic behaviors - repetitive, meaningless actions that animals use to cope with the stress of captivity, and which can often lead to self harming. She has been spotted repeatedly banging her head into concrete walls.