Captured in 1970 at just 4 years old, Lolita was taken along with a number of her siblings and cousins from the Southern Resident orca population and sold to the Seaquarium for $6,000. The Southern Residents never recovered and, along with Lolita, are currently endangered.
Lolita hasn't fared much better than her family. As of this month - the anniversary of her capture was on August 8 - Lolita has spent 45 years in captivity. She's the last living orca from the largest wild capture in history.
Her tank is barely four body lengths long and is only 35 feet wide and 20 feet at the deepest. In the wild Lolita would easily swim 75 miles every day.
To put it into perspective, here's her tank compared to SeaWorld Orlando's undersized tanks.