Espolarte - Marine mammals - Killer whale - Killer whales still living in captivity

They are still alive...

Corky II. Female, member of the northern resident population of the American Northwest. Captured in December 1969. Lives in San Diego, California. She is blind in one eye. She had four calves, but none of them survived more than six weeks; she also had three stillbirths. She has lived 40 years in captivity so far.

Lolita. Female, member of the southern resident population of the American Northwest. Captured in August 1970. Lives in Miami, Florida. She has lived 39 years in captivity so far.

Kasatka. Female. Captured off Iceland in October 1978. Lives in San Diego, California. She had three calves, Takara, Nakai and Kalia, they are all alive. She has lived 31 years in captivity so far.

Katina. Female. Captured off Iceland in October 1978. Lives in Orlando, Florida. She had six calves, Kalina, Katerina, Taku, Unna, Ikaiaka and Nalina, four of them are alive (Katerina and Taku are dead). She has lived 31 years in captivity so far.

Ulises. Male. Captured off Iceland in November 1980. Lives in San Diego, California. He has lived 29 years in captivity so far.

Kiska. Female. Captured off Iceland in October 1981. Lives in Niagara Falls, Canada. She had five calves, Kanuck, Nova, Hudson, Athena and an unnamed one; only Athena is alive now. She has lived 28 years in captivity so far.

Freya. Female. Captured off Iceland in October 1982. Lives in Antibes, France. She has one calf, Valentin. She also had four stillbirths. She has lived 27 years in captivity so far.

Tillikum. Male. Captured off Iceland in November 1983. Lives in Orlando, Florida. Weighing in at 12300 pounds, he is the biggest captive orca today. In 1991, he killed his caretaker Keltie Byrne, keeping her underwater until she drowned. In 1999, a visitor has jumped into Tillikum's pond at night and drowned; he was awarded Darwin's prize. Tillikum has lived 26 years in captivity so far.

Thor. Male. Captured off Iceland in November 1984. Lives in Kamogawa, Japan. He has lived 25 years in captivity so far.

Kalina. Female. Born on 26th September 1985 in Orlando, Florida as first calf of Katina. She has four calves, Keet, Keto, Tuar and Skyla; they are all alive. She has lived 24 years in captivity so far.

Nami-chan. Female. Captured off Japan in October 1985. Lives in Taiji, Japan. She has lived 24 years in captivity so far.

Stella. Female. Captured off Iceland in October 1987. Lives in Kamogawa, Japan. She had four calves, Lovey, Lara, Sara and Ran II; three of them are alive (Sara has died). She also had five stillbirths. She has lived 22 years in captivity so far.

Oscar. Male. Captured off Iceland in October 1987. Lives in Kamogawa, Japan. He has lived 22 years in captivity so far.

Orkid. Female. Born to Kandu V on 23th September 1988 in San Diego, California. Her father was Orky II. She has lived 21 years in captivity so far.

Kayla. Female. Born on 26th November 1988 in Orlando, Florida as second calf of Kenau. Her father was Orky II. Now she lives in San Antonio, Texas. She has one calf, Halyn. She has lived 21 years in captivity so far.

Taima. Female. Born on 11th July 1989 in Orlando, Florida as first calf of Gudrun. She has three calves, Sumar, Tekoa and Malia. She has lived 20 years in captivity so far.

Takara. Female. Born on 9th July 1991 in San Diego, California as first calf of Kasatka. Her father was Kotar. Now she lives in San Antonio, Texas. She has two calves, Kohana and Trua. She has lived 18 years in captivity so far.

Kyuquet. Male. Born on 24th December 1991 in Victoria, Canada as first calf of Haida II. Now he lives in San Antonio, Texas. He has lived 18 years in captivity so far.

Kshamenk. Male. Captured off Argentina in September 1992. Lives in San Clemente del Tuyu, Argentina. He has lived 17 years in captivity so far.

Keet. Male. Born on 2nd February 1993 in San Diego, California as first calf of Kalina. He has lived 16 years in captivity so far.

Shouka. Female. Born on 25th February 1993 in Antibes, France as first calf of Sharkane. Now she lives in Vallejo, California. She has lived 16 years in captivity so far.

Keto. Male. Born on 17th February 1995 in Orlando, Florida as second calf of Kalina. Now he lives in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands. On 24th December 2009, he accidentally killed his trainer Alexis Martínez. He has lived 14 years in captivity so far.

Valentin. Male. Born to Freya on 14th February 1996 in Antibes, France. In 2004, he featured in the movie Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. He has lived 13 years in captivity so far.

Unna. Female. Born on 27th December 1996 in San Antonio, Texas as fourth calf of Katina. She has lived 13 years in captivity so far.

Lovey. Female. Born on 11th January 1997 in Kamogawa, Japan as first calf of Stella. She has one calf, who is still unnamed. She has lived 12 years in captivity so far.

Sumar. Male. Born on 14th May 1998 in Orlando, Florida as first calf of Taima. Now he lives in San Diego, California. He has lived 11 years in captivity so far.

Inouk. Male. Born on 23th February 1999 in Antibes, France as second calf of Sharkane. He has lived 10 years in captivity so far.

Tuar. Male. Born on 22th June 1999 in Orlando, Florida as third calf of Kalina. His name was chosen in an online poll. Now he lives in San Antonio, Texas. He has lived 10 years in captivity so far.

Tekoa. Male. Born on 8th November 2000 in Orlando, Florida as second calf of Taima. Now he lives in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands. He has lived 9 years in captivity so far.

Lara. Female. Born on 8th February 2001 in Kamogawa, Japan as second calf of Stella. She has lived 8 years in captivity so far.

Wiki. Female. Born on 1st June 2001 in Antibes, France as third calf of Sharkane. She has lived 8 years in captivity so far.

Nakai. Male. Born on 1st September 2001 in San Diego, California as second calf of Kasatka. He is the first orca born of artifical insemination; his father is Tillikum. He has lived 8 years in captivity so far.

Kohana. Female. Born on 3rd May 2002 in California, San Diego as first calf of Takara. Now she lives in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands. She has lived 7 years in captivity so far.

Ikaiaka. Male. Born on 25th August 2002 in Orlando, Florida as fifth calf of Katin. Now he lives in Niagara Falls, Canada. He has lived 7 years in captivity so far.

Skyla. Female. Born on 11th February 2004 in Orlando, Florida as fourth calf of Kalina. Now she lives in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands. She has lived 5 years in captivity so far.

Athena. Female. Born on 10th August 2004 in Niagara Falls, Canada as fifth calf of Kiska. She has lived 5 years in captivity so far.

Kalia. Female. Born on 21th December 2004 in San Diego, California as third calf of Kasatka. She has lived 5 years in captivity so far.

Trua. Male. Born on 23th November 2005 in Orlando, Florida as second calf of Takara. She has lived 4 years in captivity so far.

Ran II. Female. Born on 25th February 2006 in Kamogawa, Japan as fourth calf of Stella. She has lived 3 years in captivity so far.

Nalani. Female. Born on 18th September 2006 in Orlando, Florida as sixth calf of Katina. She has lived 3 years in captivity so far.

Malia. Female. Born on 12th March 2007 in Orlando, Florida as third calf of Taima. She has lived 34 months in captivity so far.

Earth. Male. Born on 13th October 2008 in Kamogawa, Japan as first calf of Lovey. His father is Oscar. He has lived 15 months in captivity so far.