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Deceased Orcas by Location

Orcas Deceased in Captivity: 159

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(Last update: December 05, 2013)

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Orca Name Sex Birth Date A=Actual E=Estimate U=Unknown Origin Begin Captivity Time in Captivity (days) Date of Death Age (years) Reported Cause of Death
Acuario Mundo Marino, Argentina
Belen (Bethlehem) F 01/01/1987 -E W 01/06/1988 4,411 02/04/2000 13 Unknown
No Name (aka- Father Kshamenk) M -U W 09/17/1992 0 09/17/1992 Unknown Unknown
Milagro M 01/01/1981 -E W 08/08/1985 2,013 02/10/1991 10 Unknown
Aquarama on Parade, Mexico
Dzul-Ha (Shamu) M 01/01/1976 -E W 07/1979 1,281 1983 7 Unknown
Aquarama Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nandu M 01/01/1980 -E W 11/1983 1,587 03/02/1988 8 Adrenal Gland Tumor
Clacton Pier, UK
Neptune M 01/01/1977 -E W 10/1981 610 06/01/1983 6 Appendicitis
No Name M 01/01/1979 -E W 10/1981 70 12/11/1981 2 Traumatic Shock. Ruptured Kidney
Dudley Zoo, England
Cuddles M 01/01/1968 -E W 10/1968 2,011 04/1974 6 Streptococcal Mediastinal Abscess
Enoshima Aquarium, Japan
Sacchi F 01/01/1971 -E W 02/1982 790 04/1984 13 Pneumonia
Sacchi’s Calf       (No Name) M 05/01/1982 -A C 05/01/1982 10 05/11/1982 10 days Brain Abscess
Harderwijk Dolphinarium, Netherlands
Magnus M 01/01/1974 -E W 10/26/1977 52 12/18/1977 3 Agranulocytic Anaemia
Tula M 01/01/1965 -E W 07/1968 90 10/1968 3 External Fungus
Japanese Fishermen Group, Coast of Japan
No Name F -U W 02/1986 60 04/1986 Unknown Unknown
Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Oscar (Wolfie) M 1985 -E W 11/01/1987 9,181 12/20/2012 27 Unknown
Sarah F 05/31/2003 -A C 05/31/2003 1,062 04/26/2006 2 Unknown
No Name M 01/01/2002 -E B 02/10/2006 3 02/13/2006 4 Unknown
Maggie (Magy) (Miss Piggy) F 01/01/1983 -E W 11/1987 3,628 10/07/1997 14 Birth Complications
Maggie’s Calf      (No Name) M 03/03/1995 -A C 03/03/1995 0 03/03/1995 1 day Unknown
Freyja (Patty) F 01/01/1980 -E W 11/1984 1,051 09/16/1987 7 Acute Enteritis
Caren (Calen) F 01/01/1976 -E W 11/1979 2,745 05/04/1987 11 Agranulocytosis
King M 01/01/1977 -E W 11/1979 1,434 10/04/1983 6 Acute Pneumonia
Jumbo M 01/01/1964 -E W 08/08/1970 1,424 07/1974 10 Liver Dysfunction
Chappy M 01/01/1969 -E W 08/08/1970 1,334 04/1974 5 Periostitis of Lumbar Bone
Zero U -U W 09/01/1972 14 09/15/1972 Unknown Unknown
Loro Parque, Canary Islands, Spain
Victoria (Vicky) F 08/03/2012 -A C 08/03/2012 317 days 06/16/2013 317 days Intestinal Complications
Marine World Africa USA, Redwood City, CA
Nepo M 01/01/1966 -E W 12/15/1969 3,863 07/10/1980 14 Acute Bronchopneumonia
Surfer Girl F 01/01/1978 -E B 05/26/1979 7 06/03/1979 1 Pneumonia. Kidney failure. Perforated Gastric Ulcer
Bonnie F 01/01/1964 -E W 04/1968 134 08/15/1968 4 Heart Failure
Marine World Africa USA, Vallejo, CA
Yaka F 01/01/1965 -E W 12/15/1969 10,181 10/29/1997 32 Pleuritis/Pneumonia From Upper Respiratory Infection
Marineland Antibes, France
Sharkan F 01/01/1986 -E W 10/1989 7,037 01/03/2009 23 Bacillus Pyocyanique
Kim 2 M 01/01/1978 -E W 10/1982 8,453 11/23/2005 27 Pneumonia
Betty F 01/01/1974 -E W 10/1978 3,264 09/08/1987 13 Pneumonia
Kim (Oum) M 01/01/1968 -E W 06/1976 2,244 07/24/1982 14 Lung Abscess
Clovis M 01/01/1966 -E W 08/08/1970 909 02/1973 7 Myositis
Calypso F 01/01/1959 -E W 12/11/1969 355 12/1970 11 Unknown
Marineland of Canada
Athena F 08/08/2004 -A C 08/08/2004 1,699 04/2009 4 Unknown
Nootka 5 F 01/01/1976 -E W 11/1981 9,569 01/08/2008 32 Unknown
Kandu 7 M 01/01/1978 -E W 11/1984 7,720 12/21/2005 27 Cancer
Hudson M 09/15/1998 -A C 09/15/1998 2,226 10/20/2004 6 Meningitis
Neocia              (Baby October) F 10/21/1992 -A C 10/21/1992 4,303 08/01/2004 11 Internal Infection
April F 04/07/2004 -A C 04/07/2004 24 05/2004 24 days Malnutrition
Algonquin M 12/18/1999 -A C 12/18/1999 971 08/13/2002 2 Twisted Intestine
Nova M 11/06/1996 -A C 11/06/1996 1,750 08/20/2001 4 Pneumonia. Starvation
Malik (E-Day) F 04/21/1996 -A C 04/21/1996 1,414 03/04/2000 3 Immune System Deficiency
Nootka 5’s Calf    (No Name) F 05/27/1998 -A C 05/27/1998 10 06/07/1998 10 days Unknown
Kanuck M 08/28/1994 -A C 08/28/1994 1,224 1998 3 Traumatic Shock
Junior F 01/01/1982 -E W 11/1984 3,502 06/01/1994 12 Brain Damage
Kiska’s Calf        (No Name) M 08/24/1992 -A C 08/24/1992 61 10/25/1992 61 days Drowning
No Name F -U W 11/1981 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
No Name F 01/01/1977 -E W 11/1979 65 01/1980 3 Acute Enterotoxaemia
Kandu 2 M 01/01/1968 -E W 08/1971 2,982 10/1979 11 Pneumonia
Kandy F 01/01/1959 -E W 08/1973 105 11/16/1973 14 Acute Pneumonia
Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
Corky 2’s Calf     (No Name) F 07/22/1985 -A C 07/22/1985 28 08/20/1985 29 days Asphyxiation
Kiva F 06/18/1982 -A C 06/18/1982 45 08/03/1982 45 days Respiratory Failure
Spooky M 10/31/1978 -A C 10/31/1978 10 11/10/1978 10 days Pneumonia, Colitis
Corky 2’s Calf     (No Name) M 02/28/1977 -A C 02/28/1977 15 03/15/1977 15 days Brain Damage
Kenny M 01/01/1965 -E W 12/11/1969 876 05/1972 7 Pneumonia
Patches M 01/01/1963 -E W 12/12/1969 599 08/1971 8 Mediastinal Abscess. Salmonellosis.
Corky M 01/01/1963 -E W 04/1968 970 12/1970 7 Mediastinal Abscess
Orky F 01/01/1960 -E W 07/25/1967 706 07/1969 9 Pneumonia. Influenza
Wanda (Newport) F 01/01/1951 -E W 11/18/1961 2 11/20/1961 10 Pneumonia, Gastroenteritis
Marineland, Australia
Ramu 4 M 01/01/1968 -E W 08/08/1970 358 08/1971 3 Unknown
Ramu 2 M 01/01/1955 -E W 04/1969 415 05/21/1970 15 Unknown
Miami Seaquarium, Florida, USA
Hugo M 01/01/1965 -E W 02/1968 4,416 03/04/1980 15 Aneurysm Cerebral Artery
Munchen Aquarium, Germany
Whale (Wally) F 01/01/1969 -E W 08/08/1970 421 10/04/1971 2 Heart Failure
Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Goro M 01/01/1984 -E W 10/1985 7,055 01/21/2005 21 Acute Pneumonia
Kyu M 01/01/1987 -E W 02/07/1997 2,778 09/18/2004 17 Bacterial Pneumonia.
Ran (Lan) F 01/01/1988 -E W 10/1989 5,447 08/29/2004 16 Unknown. Gave birth to premature calf on 8-26-04.
Ran’s Calf           (No Name) F 08/26/2004 -A C 08/26/2004 2 08/28/2004 2 days Broken Skull
Ruka (Orca) F 01/01/1979 -E W 10/1981 6,758 03/29/2000 21 Traumatic Shock
No Name F 01/01/1977 -E W 02/07/1997 130 06/17/1997 20 Bacterial Pneumonia (Bronchopneumonia)
No Name M 01/01/1993 -E W 02/09/1997 125 06/14/1997 4 Systemic Viral Infection (Herpes Grp)
Ai (Al) F 01/01/1988 -E W 10/1989 2,155 08/25/1995 7 Candidiasis
Benkei M 01/01/1969 -E W 02/26/1979 3,597 1989 20 Acute Pneumonia
Benkei 2 (Ushikawa) M 01/01/1979 -E W 10/1980 1,006 07/1983 4 Malignant Lymphoma
Kianu (Clyde) F 01/01/1952 -E W 05/09/1968 4,405 06/1980 28 Gastrointestinal Disease
No Name F -U W 02/26/1979 62 04/28/1979 Unknown Nutritional Disorder
No Name F 01/01/1964 -E W 02/26/1979 35 03/31/1979 15 Birth Complications. Delivered a stillborn calf.
New York Aquarium, USA
Lupa F 01/01/1956 -E W 02/1968 215 09/06/1968 12 Pneumonia
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Hoi Wai (Peanuts) (Suzie Wong) F 01/01/1975 -E W 10/1977 7,145 04/21/1997 22 Severe Intestinal Blood Loss
Prince (Bubba) M 01/01/1982 -E W 10/1987 1,380 07/10/1991 9 Pseudomonas
Pedder Bay, BC, Canada
Scarred Jaw Cow F 01/01/1950 -E W 03/1970 74 05/15/1970 20 Malnutrition
Pender Harbour, BC, Canada
Natsidalia F 01/01/1953 -E W 04/1968 210 11/1968 15 Heart failure
Port of Nagoya Aquarium, Japan
Nami F 01/01/1983 -E W 10/1985 9239 01/14/2011 28 Pulmonary Zygomycosis with Cunninghamella bertholletiae
Ku F 01/01/1992 -E W 02/02/1997 4,245 09/19/2008 16 Heart Failure
Private Residence Japan
Benkei 3 M 01/01/1981 -E W 02/1982 665 12/1983 2 Unknown
Saedyrasafnid Aquarium, Iceland
No Name M 01/01/1982 -E W 11/1984 65 01/1985 3 Neck Injury
No Name M -U W 10/26/1978 100 02/1979 Unknown Heart Attack
No Name F -U W 10/26/1978 100 02/1979 Unknown Pneumonia
Sea Paradise, Japan
Asuka F 01/01/1990 -E W 02/07/1997 3,874 09/19/2007 17 Unknown
Tanouk (Yamato) M 01/01/1986 -E W 10/1989 4,041 10/24/2000 14 Unknown
Shachi F 01/01/1976 -E W 02/1986 760 03/1988 12 Pneumonia
Sea-Arama Inc, TX, USA
Mamuk M 01/01/1964 -E W 10/15/1968 2,070 06/14/1974 10 Acute Streptococcal Septicemia
Lil Nooka M 01/01/1968 -E W 08/08/1970 225 03/18/1971 3 Asphyxiation
Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
Nootka 4’s Calf    (No Name) M 02/04/1992 -A C 02/04/1992 36 03/10/1992 36 days Infection. Extremely High White Blood Cell Count.
No Name M 01/01/1980 -E W 10/1982 241 05/27/1983 3 Haemophilia
Haida M 01/01/1963 -E W 10/1968 5,115 10/03/1982 19 Lung Infection
Miracle F 01/01/1975 -E W 08/02/1977 1,615 01/1982 7 Drowning
Nootka 3 M 01/01/1972 -E W 08/16/1975 260 05/1976 4 Perforated Post-Pyloric Ulcer. Abscess in Gastrointestinal Tract
Nootka 2 M 01/01/1944 -E W 08/1973 275 05/1974 30 Ruptured Aorta
Chimo F 01/01/1968 -E W 03/1970 971 11/02/1972 4 Pneumonia, Streptococcal Septicaemia, Chediak-Higashi-Syndrome
Seattle Marine Aquarium, WA, USA
No Name U -U W 11/1971 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
No Name U -U W 11/1971 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
No Name U -U W 02/1970 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
No Name F -U W 04/1969 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Katy F 01/01/1966 -E W 02/15/1967 76 05/1967 1 Unknown
Namu M 01/01/1955 -E W 06/23/1965 381 07/09/1966 11 Drowning. Infection- Clostridium Perfrigens.
SeaWorld of California, USA
Sumar M 05/14/1998 -A C 05/14/1998 4,496 09/07/2010 12 Acute Intestinal/Mesentric Vol
Splash M 08/15/1989 -A C 08/15/1989 5,714 04/05/2005 15 Acute Perforating Gastric Ulceration w/ Associated Peritonitis
Bjossa F 11/01/1978 -E W 11/19/1980 7,629 10/08/2001 22 Chronic Bronchopneumonia
Nootka (Knootka) F 01/01/1962 -E W 03/1970 7,317 03/13/1990 28 Pyogranulomatous; Pneumonia
Kandu 5 F 01/01/1974 -E W 10/12/1977 4,332 08/21/1989 15 Hemorrhage; Maxillary Bilateral Fracture
Orky 2 M 01/01/1958 -E W 05/10/1968 7,441 09/26/1988 30 Acute Bronchopneumonia Nephropathy
Winston (Ramu) M 01/01/1963 -E W 08/08/1970 5,744 04/28/1986 23 Chronic Cardiovascular Failure
Baby Shamu 2 F 01/05/1986 -A C 01/05/1986 11 01/16/1986 11 days Heart Defect
Canuck 2 M 01/01/1975 -E W 10/12/1977 1,391 08/02/1981 6 Chronic Kidney Disease
Shawn F 01/01/1977 -E W 01/1978 607 09/03/1979 2 Pneumonia
Kilroy M 01/01/1965 -E W 02/1967 4,250 09/23/1978 13 Gangrenous Pneumonia
Kona F 01/01/1965 -E W 08/1971 2,248 09/28/1977 12 Septicemia. Also reported as Pulmonary Abscession
Kandu 3 F 01/01/1968 -E W 08/1971 1,401 06/1975 7 Uraemia-Nephritis
Frankie M 01/01/1962 -E W 07/1973 213 01/29/1974 12 Influenza
Shamu F 01/01/1962 -E W 10/31/1965 2,124 08/23/1971 9 Septicemia
Kandu F 01/01/1965 -E W 02/15/1967 1,582 06/16/1971 6 Pneumonia, Liver Necrosis
SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Kalina F 09/26/1985 -A C 09/26/1985 9,139 10/04/2010 25 Acute Bacterial Septicemia
Taima F 07/11/1989 -A C 07/11/1989 7,635 06/06/2010 20 Peracute Uterine Prolape
Nyar F 12/31/1993 -A C 12/31/1993 827 04/01/1996 2 Suppurative Encephalitis; Osteoarthritis
Gudrun F 01/01/1976 -E W 10/1976 7,089 02/25/1996 20 Septicemia, Bacteremia associated w/ Endomyometritis
Nootka 4 F 01/01/1980 -E W 10/1982 4,365 09/13/1994 14 Pneumonia; Septicemia
Kenau F 01/01/1974 -E W 10/25/1976 5,400 08/06/1991 17 Hemorrhagic Bacterial Pneumonia
Kanduke         (Kandu 4) M 01/01/1965 -E W 08/16/1975 5,513 09/20/1990 25 Viral Leptomenigitis
Kona 2 F 01/01/1975 -E W 10/12/1977 3,655 10/15/1987 12 Pulmonary Abscession
Ramu M 01/01/1964 -E W 02/15/1967 5,446 01/12/1982 18 Old Age
Sandy F 01/01/1966 -E B 03/12/1973 1,660 10/1977 11 Cerebral Haemorrhage
Canuck M 01/01/1970 -E W 03/12/1972 989 12/1974 4 Candidiasis
SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Halyn F 10/09/2005 -A C 10/09/2005 982 06/15/2008 2 Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis
Taku M 09/09/1993 -A C 09/09/1993 5,151 10/17/2007 14 Severe Multifocal Interstitial Pneumonia
Winnie (Frya) F 01/01/1975 -E W 10/12/1977 8,950 04/11/2002 27 GI Tract Obstruction
Haida 2 F 01/01/1981 -E W 10/1982 6,880 08/2001 20 Necrosis of Cerebrum/ Fungal Infection
Katerina F 11/04/1988 -A C 11/04/1988 3,839 05/05/1999 10 Severe Suppurative Hemorrhage. Bacterial Pneumonia
Kotar M 01/01/1976 -E W 1978 6,299 04/1995 19 Acute Hemorrhagic Pneumonia
Haida 2’s Calf      (No Name) U 11/20/1994 -A C 11/20/1994 38 12/28/1994 38 days Pneumonia Multifocal Pyogranulomatous W/Gram+Filamentous
Samoa F 01/01/1978 -E W 11/1983 3,060 03/14/1992 14 Mycotic Meningoencephalitis
Kahana F 01/01/1976 -E W 1978 4,881 05/14/1991 15 Severe Trauma, Intestinal Ganglioneuroma
Six Flags Marine World, CA, USA
Vigga F 01/01/1977 -E W 11/19/1980 7,210 08/14/2000 23 Heart Failure, Brain/Lung Abscess, Pneumonia
Taiji Whale Museum, Japan
No Name M 01/01/1969 -E W 02/1982 120 06/01/1982 13 Pneumonia
Tai M 01/01/1969 -E W 02/26/1979 1,191 06/1982 13 Unknown
Chi F 01/01/1966 -E W 02/26/1979 65 05/1979 13 Unknown
Taiji M -U W 12/1978 5 12/1978 Unknown Harpoon Wound
US Navy Hawaii
Ahab M 01/01/1959 -E W 10/1968 1,921 1974 15 Unknown
Utrish Dolphinarium, Russia
No Name F 01/01/1997 -E W 09/26/2003 28 10/24/2003 6 Unknown
Vallarta Dolphin Adventures, Mexico
Pascuala F 03/20/2007 -E B 04/10/2007 60 06/10/2007 60 days Immune System Failure. Malnutrition. Infection.
Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Finna M 01/01/1977 -E W 11/19/1980 6,166 10/06/1997 20 Pneumonia
Bjossa’s Calf        (No Name) F 03/08/1995 -A C 03/08/1995 0 03/08/1995 1 day Ruptured Umbilical Cord. Died minutes after birth.
Kyosha F 09/30/1991 -A C 09/30/1991 99 01/04/1992 99 days Brain Infection
Hyak 2 (Tung-Jen) M 01/01/1967 -E W 04/1968 8,356 02/16/1991 24 Pneumonia
Bjossa’s Calf        (No Name) F 11/13/1988 -A C 11/13/1988 21 12/04/1988 21 days Malnutrition
Skana (Walter) F 01/01/1961 -E W 02/15/1967 4,978 10/05/1980 19 General Mycotic Infection
Moby Doll M 01/01/1957 -E W 07/16/1964 83 10/09/1964 7 Drowning. Skin Disease.
Windsor Safari Park, England
Nemo M 01/01/1978 -E W 10/1981 1,872 11/17/1986 8 Thrombocytosis

The preceding list does not include stillborn calves, miscarriages or other unsuccessful pregnancies that occurred during captivity. Killer whale mortalities from capture operations are not included.  Origin: W= Wild capture, C= Captive born, B= Beached or stranded

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