Captivity

On January 6th 2017 Tilikum died and his life in captivity finally ended. Tilikum’s story was an immensely important contributing factor to the setting up of Orca Rescues Foundation. Although it’s too late for him, he has many offspring all in captivity. We will continue raising funds to one day see them swim free.

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Name

Mother

Sex

Origin

Capt/born

Aquarium

Remarks

Corky 2

A16

A237

F

BC,

Canada

1969/12/12

SeaWorld

California

Corky was estimated to have been born in 1965. Her mother, designated A23, nicknamed "Stripe", died in 2000. Around the age of four, Corky was captured in Pender Harbour off the coast of British Columbia on December 11, 1969.[1] Corky, along with a young unnamed male and a young female later named Patches, were sold to Marineland of the Pacific, in Palos Verdes, California. Of the animals captured on that day, only Corky still survives.

Lolita

L pod

F

WA, USA

1970/8/8

Miami

Seaquarium

Lolita is a 22-foot-long (7 m), 7,800 pounds (3,500 kg)orca who has lived at the Miami Seaquarium since 1970.On August 8, 1970 Lolita was caught in Penn Cove, Puget Sound, Washington. She was one of seven young whales sold to marine parks around the world from a roundup of over 80 orcas conducted by Ted Griffin and Don Goldsberry.

Katina

?

F

Iceland

1978/10/26

SeaWorld

Florida

Katina (c. 1975) is a female Orca  who lives in SeaWorld Orlando in Florida. She was captured off Iceland at approximately three years of age on October 26, 1978. She is the most successful breeding female Orca in captivity.Upon her capture, Katina was purchased by Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, where she was first named Kandu 6. She was shipped to the facility soon after. However, she did not spend much time there. Sometime between April and June 1979, Katina was bought by SeaWorld.

Kiska

?

F

Iceland

1978/10

Marineland

Ontario

Kiska is a 42 year old female orca who lives at Marineland Ontario. She was captured in Iceland in October 1979 at about 3 years old.
Kiska has had 5 calves, but all of them died at a young age.

Ulises

?

M

Iceland

1980/11/19

SeaWorld 

California

Ulises is a 41 year old male orca who lives at SeaWorld San Diego. He is the oldest male orca in captivity and the largest.
Ulises lived with no other orcas for his first 13 years in captivity. He moved to SeaWorld San Diego in 1994 and has remained there since. Ulises is very fond of Orkid. Over the past few years they have become closer. He is often seen performing with her in shows or the other males in the park. Ulises is one of the more dominant males. He is rarely grouped with Corky because he will try to rake her. The only time they were together was when Kasatka was in the same tank as them.

Stella

?

F

Iceland

1987/10

Port of Nagoya 

Aquarium Japan

Stella is a 32 year old female orca who lives at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. She was captured from Iceland in October 1987.
Stella has had five calves and has been a great mother. She was the matriarch and dominant orca at Kamogawa Sea World, until she moved to Nagoya where she continued those roles.

Orkid

Kandu 5

F

Captivity

1988/9/23

SeaWorld 

California

Orkid is a 30 year old female orca who lives at SeaWorld San Diego. Her parents are Kandu 5 and Orky 2. She was born in San Diego on September 23, 1988 and was the first orca successfully born at the park. She was apparently born about a month early. Orkid was named after her father Orky, who died just days after her birth. She is the oldest captive born orca. The first successful birth in captivity was 3 years before in September 1985.

Kayla

Kenau

F

Captivity

1988/11/26

SeaWorld 

Florida

Kayla was a 30 year old female orca who lived at SeaWorld Orlando. Her mother is Kenau and her father is Orky 2. She was the first killer whale to be born at SeaWorld San Antonio on November 26, 1988. She passed away on January 28, 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando.
In 1991, Kayla moved to SeaWorld Ohio with a young female named Katerina. A few years later, Winnie moved in. After several years performing together, they were both moved to SeaWorld San Antonio.

Takara

Kasatka

F

Captivity

1991/7/9

SeaWorld

Texas

Kakara is a 28 year old female orca who lives at SeaWorld San Antonio. She was born at SeaWorld San Diego on July 9, 1991. Her mother is Kasatka and her father is Kotar.
Takara grew up in California living with her mother for the first 13 years of her life. Takara and her mom had a very close bond and spent a lot of time together. In 2001, Kasatka gave birth to her second calf.

Kyuquot

Haida 2

M

Captivity

1991/12/24

SeaWorld

Texas

Kyuquot is a 27 year old male orca who lives at SeaWorld San Antonio. His mother is Haida 2 and his father is Tilikum. He was born on Christmas Eve 1991 at Sealand Victoria.
Kyuquot only lived here for a short amount of time. A trainer had fallen into the pool and drowned. Soon after, him, his parents, and another female all moved to SeaWorld parks. Kyuquot was very close to his mother, who died in 2001.

Kshamenk

?

M

Argentina

1992/9/19

Mundo Marino

Buenos Aires

Kshamenk is a 30 year old male orca who lives at Mundo Marino. He was captured in 1992, though Mundo Marino claims he was stranded.
Kshamenk met a female orca named Belen when he got to Mundo Marino. They weren't close, but the two went on to mate when they were older. Belen became pregnant with his first calf but delivered a stillborn in 1998. Belen became pregnant again, however she passed away while pregnant in 2000. Kshamenk has been the only orca living at Mundo Marino since Belen's death. He now lives with dolphins.

Keet

Katina

M

Captivity

1993/2/2

SeaWorld 

California

Keet is a 26 year old male orca

who lives at SeaWorld San Diego. He was born at SeaWorld San Antonio on February 2, 1993. His mother, Kalina was moved to Orlando leaving Keet behind when he was a year and a half.
During his second stay in San Diego, he sired his first calf Kalia. She was born to Kasatka on December 21, 2004. The two met when he returned to San Diego for the third time on February 27, 2012. Keet became a grandfather when Kalia gave birth to her first calf, Amaya, on December 2, 2014.

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