A New Chapter for kʷiisaḥiʔis (Brave Little Hunter) A New Chapter for kʷiisaḥiʔis (Brave Little Hunter)

A New Chapter for kʷiisaḥiʔis (Brave Little Hunter)

April 26, 2024

We are thrilled to share a significant update in the rescue journey of kʷiisaḥiʔis, affectionately known as Brave Little Hunter. 

In the early hours of April 26, during high tide, kʷiisaḥiʔis navigated her way out of the lagoon where she had been confined for over a month. This escape took her past the very sandbar where her mother tragically passed away.


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Our Role and Continued Commitment

Since her mother's death, our team at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue (VAMMR) has been working closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Ehattesaht First Nation to ensure the safety and well-being of kʷiisaḥiʔis.

While her departure from the lagoon is a monumental step, the next critical phase is ensuring her reunion with her pod. Our team will continue to work with our partners to monitor her progress as she ventures towards Esperanza Inlet and the open ocean.

Your Support

The story of kʷiisaḥiʔis underscores the vital importance of marine rescue and conservation efforts.

It’s your generous support that enables us to respond effectively to marine mammal emergencies and ensure the best possible outcomes. Contributions from our community fund essential resources, such as specialized rescue equipment and expert personnel, directly impacting the success of missions like these.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement, which are crucial to helping give animals like kʷiisaḥiʔis a second chance.

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