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The big beautiful male killer whale Keiko. He is the only captive killer whale to be released back into the wild. It's so nice that he got to be wild again.

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Keiko died in 2003 from natural causes, but the debate surrounding his release back into the wild continues.

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Keiko Orca (Free Willy) Pendant on Quartz Killer Whale Necklace

Keiko Orca (Free Willy) Pendant on Quartz Killer Whale Necklace. $65.00, via Etsy.

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Adjustable Keiko (Free Willy) Orca Ring

Adjustable Keiko (Free Willy) Orca Ring. $40.00, via Etsy.

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Keiko Orca (Free Willy) Pendant Killer Whale Necklace

Keiko Orca Free Willy Pendant Killer Whale Necklace by ArtByAelia

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Keiko in the sunset! <3 Such a beautiful orca. RIP. You got to be free at last! <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wguvdjXUDMU Whales in Captivity. Captivity kills. Empty the tanks. Conserve our majestic oceans and sea life. Sustainability. Orca. Killer whale.

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The floppy-finned killer whale was the subject of a bold experiment: Attempting to return a captive orca to the wild. Ultimately it would prove to be too ambitious, but I was there when Keiko -- star of "Free Willy" -- arrived in Iceland. September 1998, The Seattle Times. (Photo from OceanFutures.org) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19980913&slug=2771895

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Keiko Orca / Free Willy necklace, high gloss finish. "Cetacean Love" series, faux silver chain. Now with optional Orca Research donation

Keiko Orca / Free Willy necklace high gloss by KatieElizabethONeil

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