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Orcas Deceased in Captivity: 159

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(Last update: December 05, 2013)

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Orca Name Sex Begin Captivity Time in Captivity (days) Date of Death Age (years) Reported Cause of Death Place of Death
Victoria (Vicky) F 08/03/2012 317 days 06/16/2013 317 days Intestinal Complications Loro Parque, Spain
Oscar (Wolfie) M 11/01/1987 9,181 12/20/2012 27 Unknown Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Nami F 10/1985 9,239 01/14/2011 28 Pulmonary Zygomycosis with Cunninghamella bertholletiae Port of Nagoya Aquarium, Japan
Kalina F 09/26/1985 9,139 10/04/2010 25 Acute Bacterial Septicemia SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Sumar M 05/14/1998 4,496 09/07/2010 12 Acute Intestinal/Mesentric Vol SeaWorld of California, USA
Taima F 07/11/1989 7,635 06/06/2010 20 Peracute Uterine Prolape SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Athena F 08/08/2004 1,699 04/2009 4 Unknown Marineland of Canada
Sharkan F 10/1989 7,037 01/03/2009 23 Bacillus Pyocyanique Marineland Antibes, France
Ku F 02/02/1997 4,245 09/19/2008 16 Heart Failure Port of Nagoya Aquarium, Japan
Halyn F 10/09/2005 982 06/15/2008 2 Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Nootka 5 F 11/1981 9,569 01/08/2008 32 Unknown Marineland of Canada
Taku M 09/09/1993 5,151 10/17/2007 14 Severe Multifocal Interstitial Pneumonia SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Asuka F 02/07/1997 3,874 09/19/2007 17 Unknown Sea Paradise, Japan
Pascuala F 04/10/2007 60 06/10/2007 60 days Immune System Failure. Malnutrition. Infection. Vallarta Dolphin Adventures, Mexico
Sarah F 05/31/2003 1,062 04/26/2006 2 Unknown Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
No Name M 02/10/2006 3 02/13/2006 4 Unknown Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Kandu 7 M 11/1984 7,720 12/21/2005 27 Cancer Marineland of Canada
Kim 2 M 10/1982 8,453 11/23/2005 27 Pneumonia Marineland Antibes, France
Splash M 08/15/1989 5,714 04/05/2005 15 Acute Perforating Gastric Ulceration w/ Associated Peritonitis SeaWorld of California, USA
Goro M 10/1985 7,055 01/21/2005 21 Acute Pneumonia Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Hudson M 09/15/1998 2,226 10/20/2004 6 Meningitis Marineland of Canada
Kyu M 02/07/1997 2,778 09/18/2004 17 Bacterial Pneumonia. Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Ran (Lan) F 10/1989 5,447 08/29/2004 16 Unknown. Gave birth to premature calf on 8-26-04. Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Ran’s Calf           (No Name) F 08/26/2004 2 08/28/2004 2 days Broken Skull Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Neocia              (Baby October) F 10/21/1992 4,303 08/01/2004 11 Internal Infection Marineland of Canada
April F 04/07/2004 24 05/2004 24 days Malnutrition Marineland of Canada
No Name F 09/26/2003 28 10/24/2003 6 Unknown Utrish Dolphinarium, Russia
Algonquin M 12/18/1999 971 08/13/2002 2 Twisted Intestine Marineland of Canada
Winnie (Frya) F 10/12/1977 8,950 04/11/2002 27 GI Tract Obstruction SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Bjossa F 11/19/1980 7,629 10/08/2001 22 Chronic Bronchopneumonia SeaWorld of California, USA
Nova M 11/06/1996 1,750 08/20/2001 4 Pneumonia. Starvation Marineland of Canada
Haida 2 F 10/1982 6,880 08/2001 20 Necrosis of Cerebrum/ Fungal Infection SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Tanouk (Yamato) M 10/1989 4,041 10/24/2000 14 Unknown Sea Paradise, Japan
Vigga F 11/19/1980 7,210 08/14/2000 23 Heart Failure, Brain/Lung Abscess, Pneumonia Six Flags Marine World, CA, USA
Ruka (Orca) F 10/1981 6,758 03/29/2000 21 Traumatic Shock Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Malik (E-Day) F 04/21/1996 1,414 03/04/2000 3 Immune System Deficiency Marineland of Canada
Belen (Bethlehem) F 01/06/1988 4,411 02/04/2000 13 Unknown Acuario Mundo Marino, Argentina
Katerina F 11/04/1988 3,839 05/05/1999 10 Severe Suppurative Hemorrhage. Bacterial Pneumonia SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Nootka 5’s Calf    (No Name) F 05/27/1998 10 06/07/1998 10 days Unknown Marineland of Canada
Kanuck M 08/28/1994 1,224 1998 3 Traumatic Shock Marineland of Canada
Yaka F 12/15/1969 10,181 10/29/1997 32 Pleuritis/Pneumonia From Upper Respiratory Infection Marine World Africa USA, Vallejo, CA
Maggie (Magy) (Miss Piggy) F 11/1987 3,628 10/07/1997 14 Birth Complications Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Finna M 11/19/1980 6,166 10/06/1997 20 Pneumonia Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
No Name F 02/07/1997 130 06/17/1997 20 Bacterial Pneumonia (Bronchopneumonia) Nanki Adventure World, Japan
No Name M 02/09/1997 125 06/14/1997 4 Systemic Viral Infection (Herpes Grp) Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Hoi Wai (Peanuts) (Suzie Wong) F 10/1977 7,145 04/21/1997 22 Severe Intestinal Blood Loss Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Nyar F 12/31/1993 827 04/01/1996 2 Suppurative Encephalitis; Osteoarthritis SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Gudrun F 10/1976 7,089 02/25/1996 20 Septicemia, Bacteremia associated w/ Endomyometritis SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Ai (Al) F 10/1989 2,155 08/25/1995 7 Candidiasis Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Kotar M 1978 6,299 04/1995 19 Acute Hemorrhagic Pneumonia SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Bjossa’s Calf        (No Name) F 03/08/1995 0 03/08/1995 1 day Ruptured Umbilical Cord. Died minutes after birth. Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Maggie’s Calf      (No Name) M 03/03/1995 0 03/03/1995 1 day Unknown Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Haida 2’s Calf      (No Name) U 11/20/1994 38 12/28/1994 38 days Pneumonia Multifocal Pyogranulomatous W/Gram+Filamentous SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Nootka 4 F 10/1982 4,365 09/13/1994 14 Pneumonia; Septicemia SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Junior F 11/1984 3,502 06/01/1994 12 Brain Damage Marineland of Canada
Kiska’s Calf        (No Name) M 08/24/1992 61 10/25/1992 61 days Drowning Marineland of Canada
No Name (aka- Father Kshamenk) M 09/17/1992 0 09/17/1992 Unknown Unknown Acuario Mundo Marino, Argentina
Samoa F 11/1983 3,060 03/14/1992 14 Mycotic Meningoencephalitis SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Nootka 4’s Calf    (No Name) M 02/04/1992 36 03/10/1992 36 days Infection. Extremely High White Blood Cell Count. Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
Kyosha F 09/30/1991 99 01/04/1992 99 days Brain Infection Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Kenau F 10/25/1976 5,400 08/06/1991 17 Hemorrhagic Bacterial Pneumonia SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Prince (Bubba) M 10/1987 1,380 07/10/1991 9 Pseudomonas Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Kahana F 1978 4,881 05/14/1991 15 Severe Trauma, Intestinal Ganglioneuroma SeaWorld of Texas, USA
Hyak 2 (Tung-Jen) M 04/1968 8,356 02/16/1991 24 Pneumonia Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Milagro M 08/08/1985 2,013 02/10/1991 10 Unknown Acuario Mundo Marino, Argentina
Kanduke         (Kandu 4) M 08/16/1975 5,513 09/20/1990 25 Viral Leptomenigitis SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Nootka (Knootka) F 03/1970 7,317 03/13/1990 28 Pyogranulomatous; Pneumonia SeaWorld of California, USA
Kandu 5 F 10/12/1977 4,332 08/21/1989 15 Hemorrhage; Maxillary Bilateral Fracture SeaWorld of California, USA
Benkei M 02/26/1979 3,597 1989 20 Acute Pneumonia Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Bjossa’s Calf        (No Name) F 11/13/1988 21 12/04/1988 21 days Malnutrition Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Orky 2 M 05/10/1968 7,441 09/26/1988 30 Acute Bronchopneumonia Nephropathy SeaWorld of California, USA
Nandu M 11/1983 1,587 03/02/1988 8 Adrenal Gland Tumor Aquarama Sao Paulo, Brazil
Shachi F 02/1986 760 03/1988 12 Pneumonia Sea Paradise, Japan
Kona 2 F 10/12/1977 3,655 10/15/1987 12 Pulmonary Abscession SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Freyja (Patty) F 11/1984 1,051 09/16/1987 7 Acute Enteritis Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Betty F 10/1978 3,264 09/08/1987 13 Pneumonia Marineland Antibes, France
Caren (Calen) F 11/1979 2,745 05/04/1987 11 Agranulocytosis Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Nemo M 10/1981 1,872 11/17/1986 8 Thrombocytosis Windsor Safari Park, England
Winston (Ramu) M 08/08/1970 5,744 04/28/1986 23 Chronic Cardiovascular Failure SeaWorld of California, USA
No Name F 02/1986 60 04/1986 Unknown Unknown Japanese Fishermen Group, Coast of Japan
Baby Shamu 2 F 01/05/1986 11 01/16/1986 11 days Heart Defect SeaWorld of California, USA
Corky 2’s Calf     (No Name) F 07/22/1985 28 08/20/1985 29 days Asphyxiation Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
No Name M 11/1984 65 01/1985 3 Neck Injury Saedyrasafnid Aquarium, Iceland
Sacchi F 02/1982 790 04/1984 13 Pneumonia Enoshima Aquarium, Japan
Benkei 3 M 02/1982 665 12/1983 2 Unknown Private Residence Japan
King M 11/1979 1,434 10/04/1983 6 Acute Pneumonia Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Benkei 2 (Ushikawa) M 10/1980 1,006 07/1983 4 Malignant Lymphoma Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Neptune M 10/1981 610 06/01/1983 6 Appendicitis Clacton Pier, UK
No Name M 10/1982 241 05/27/1983 3 Haemophilia Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
Dzul-Ha (Shamu) M 07/1979 1,281 1983 7 Unknown Aquarama on Parade, Mexico
Haida M 10/1968 5,115 10/03/1982 19 Lung Infection Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
Kiva F 06/18/1982 45 08/03/1982 45 days Respiratory Failure Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
Kim (Oum) M 06/1976 2,244 07/24/1982 14 Lung Abscess Marineland Antibes, France
No Name M 02/1982 120 06/01/1982 13 Pneumonia Taiji Whale Museum, Japan
Tai M 02/26/1979 1,191 06/1982 13 Unknown Taiji Whale Museum, Japan
Sacchi’s Calf       (No Name) M 05/01/1982 10 05/11/1982 10 days Brain Abscess Enoshima Aquarium, Japan
Ramu M 02/15/1967 5,446 01/12/1982 18 Old Age SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Miracle F 08/02/1977 1,615 01/1982 7 Drowning Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
No Name M 10/1981 70 12/11/1981 2 Traumatic Shock. Ruptured Kidney Clacton Pier, UK
No Name F 11/1981 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Marineland of Canada
Canuck 2 M 10/12/1977 1,391 08/02/1981 6 Chronic Kidney Disease SeaWorld of California, USA
Skana (Walter) F 02/15/1967 4,978 10/05/1980 19 General Mycotic Infection Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Nepo M 12/15/1969 3,863 07/10/1980 14 Acute Bronchopneumonia Marine World Africa USA, Redwood City, CA
Kianu (Clyde) F 05/09/1968 4,405 06/1980 28 Gastrointestinal Disease Nanki Adventure World, Japan
Hugo M 02/1968 4,416 03/04/1980 15 Aneurysm Cerebral Artery Miami Seaquarium, Florida, USA
No Name F 11/1979 65 01/1980 3 Acute Enterotoxaemia Marineland of Canada
Kandu 2 M 08/1971 2,982 10/1979 11 Pneumonia Marineland of Canada
Shawn F 01/1978 607 09/03/1979 2 Pneumonia SeaWorld of California, USA
Surfer Girl F 05/26/1979 7 06/03/1979 1 Pneumonia. Kidney failure. Perforated Gastric Ulcer Marine World Africa USA, Redwood City, CA
Chi F 02/26/1979 65 05/1979 13 Unknown Taiji Whale Museum, Japan
No Name F 02/26/1979 62 04/28/1979 Unknown Nutritional Disorder Nanki Adventure World, Japan
No Name F 02/26/1979 35 03/31/1979 15 Birth Complications. Delivered a stillborn calf. Nanki Adventure World, Japan
No Name M 10/26/1978 100 02/1979 Unknown Heart Attack Saedyrasafnid Aquarium, Iceland
No Name F 10/26/1978 100 02/1979 Unknown Pneumonia Saedyrasafnid Aquarium, Iceland
Taiji M 12/1978 5 12/1978 Unknown Harpoon Wound Taiji Whale Museum, Japan
Spooky M 10/31/1978 10 11/10/1978 10 days Pneumonia, Colitis Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
Kilroy M 02/1967 4,250 09/23/1978 13 Gangrenous Pneumonia SeaWorld of California, USA
Magnus M 10/26/1977 52 12/18/1977 3 Agranulocytic Anaemia Harderwijk Dolphinarium, Netherlands
Sandy F 03/12/1973 1,660 10/1977 11 Cerebral Haemorrhage SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Kona F 08/1971 2,248 09/28/1977 12 Septicemia. Also reported as Pulmonary Abscession SeaWorld of California, USA
Corky 2’s Calf     (No Name) M 02/28/1977 15 03/15/1977 15 days Brain Damage Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
Nootka 3 M 08/16/1975 260 05/1976 4 Perforated Post-Pyloric Ulcer. Abscess in Gastrointestinal Tract Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
Kandu 3 F 08/1971 1,401 06/1975 7 Uraemia-Nephritis SeaWorld of California, USA
Canuck M 03/12/1972 989 12/1974 4 Candidiasis SeaWorld of Florida, USA
Jumbo M 08/08/1970 1,424 07/1974 10 Liver Dysfunction Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Mamuk M 10/15/1968 2,070 06/14/1974 10 Acute Streptococcal Septicemia Sea-Arama Inc, TX, USA
Nootka 2 M 08/1973 275 05/1974 30 Ruptured Aorta Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
Chappy M 08/08/1970 1,334 04/1974 5 Periostitis of Lumbar Bone Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Cuddles M 10/1968 2,011 04/1974 6 Streptococcal Mediastinal Abscess Dudley Zoo, England
Frankie M 07/1973 213 01/29/1974 12 Influenza SeaWorld of California, USA
Ahab M 10/1968 1,921 1974 15 Unknown US Navy Hawaii
Kandy F 08/1973 105 11/16/1973 14 Acute Pneumonia Marineland of Canada
Clovis M 08/08/1970 909 02/1973 7 Myositis Marineland Antibes, France
Chimo F 03/1970 971 11/02/1972 4 Pneumonia, Streptococcal Septicaemia, Chediak-Higashi-Syndrome Sealand of the Pacific, Canada
Zero U 09/01/1972 14 09/15/1972 Unknown Unknown Kamogawa SeaWorld, Japan
Kenny M 12/11/1969 876 05/1972 7 Pneumonia Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
No Name U 11/1971 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Seattle Marine Aquarium, WA, USA
No Name U 11/1971 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Seattle Marine Aquarium, WA, USA
Whale (Wally) F 08/08/1970 421 10/04/1971 2 Heart Failure Munchen Aquarium, Germany
Shamu F 10/31/1965 2,124 08/23/1971 9 Septicemia SeaWorld of California, USA
Patches M 12/12/1969 599 08/1971 8 Mediastinal Abscess. Salmonellosis. Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
Ramu 4 M 08/08/1970 358 08/1971 3 Unknown Marineland, Australia
Kandu F 02/15/1967 1,582 06/16/1971 6 Pneumonia, Liver Necrosis SeaWorld of California, USA
Lil Nooka M 08/08/1970 225 03/18/1971 3 Asphyxiation Sea-Arama Inc, TX, USA
Calypso F 12/11/1969 355 12/1970 11 Unknown Marineland Antibes, France
Corky M 04/1968 970 12/1970 7 Mediastinal Abscess Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
Ramu 2 M 04/1969 415 05/21/1970 15 Unknown Marineland, Australia
Scarred Jaw Cow F 03/1970 74 05/15/1970 20 Malnutrition Pedder Bay, BC, Canada
No Name U 02/1970 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Seattle Marine Aquarium, WA, USA
Orky F 07/25/1967 706 07/1969 9 Pneumonia. Influenza Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA
No Name F 04/1969 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Seattle Marine Aquarium, WA, USA
Natsidalia F 04/1968 210 11/1968 15 Heart failure Pender Harbour, BC, Canada
Tula M 07/1968 90 10/1968 3 External Fungus Harderwijk Dolphinarium, Netherlands
Lupa F 02/1968 215 09/06/1968 12 Pneumonia New York Aquarium, USA
Bonnie F 04/1968 134 08/15/1968 4 Heart Failure Marine World Africa USA, Redwood City, CA
Katy F 02/15/1967 76 05/1967 1 Unknown Seattle Marine Aquarium, WA, USA
Namu M 06/23/1965 381 07/09/1966 11 Drowning. Infection- Clostridium Perfrigens. Seattle Marine Aquarium, WA, USA
Moby Doll M 07/16/1964 83 10/09/1964 7 Drowning. Skin Disease. Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Wanda (Newport) F 11/18/1961 2 11/20/1961 10 Pneumonia, Gastroenteritis Marineland of the Pacific, CA, USA

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.

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