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Orcas Deceased in Captivity: 159

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(Last update: December 05, 2013)

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

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