CAPTIVE ORCAS SEPARATED FROM THEIR MOTHERS

CAPTIVE BORN (still alive):
M - Ikaika - MO - separated from mother at 4 years, 2 months F - Kayla - SW - separated from mother at 2 years, 5 months Penn Cove Capture, WA M - Keet - SW - separated from mother at 1 year, 8 months M - Keto - LP - separated from mother at 3 years, 9 months F - Kohana - LP - separated from mother at 3 years, 9 months F - Shouka - SF - separated at 9 years F - Skyla - LP - separated from mother at 2 years old F - Takara - SW - separated from mother at 12 years, 8 months M - Tekoa - LP - separated from mother at 3 years, 4 months M - Trua - SW - separated from mother when he was 3 years, 2 months Lolita, Miami Seaquarium M - Tuar - SW - separated from mother at 4 years, 10 months www.OrcaNetwork.org F - Unna - SW - separated from mother at 6 years

CAPTIVE BORN (deceased):
F - Halyn - SW - separated from mother immediately due to mother’s rejection F - Kalina - SW - separated from mother at 4 years, 4 mos; reunited at 9 years F - Katerina - SW - separated from mother at 2 years, 5 months M - Splash - SW - separated from mother at 2 years, 6 months Morgan,the Netherlands M - Sumar - SW - separated from mother at 10 months old www.FreeMorgan.org M - Taku - SW - separated from mother at 13 years, 2 months; died 11 months later

WILD BORN, SEPARATED AT TIME OF CAPTURE (still alive):
M - Bingo - KSW - separated at about 2 years F - Corky 2 - SW - separated at 3 years (Corky had 2 miscarriages, 1 stillborn birth, and 4 live calves that died 11 to 48 days after their birth) F - Freya - MA - separated at 2 years (Freya had 4 stillborn births and 1 surviving calf) F - Kasatka - SW - separated at 1 - 2 years (became the first whale to be artificially inseminated in 2000, using Tilikum’s semen) F - Katina - SW - separated at 2 - 3 years (1st “successful” mother in captivity with the birth of her calf Kalina) F - Kiska - MO - separated at 3 years M - Kshamenk - MM - separated at about 3 - 4 years F - Lolita - MSQ - separated at about 3 - 5 years F - Morgan - HD/LP - separated in the wild at 3 years, found alone and captured (Morgan’s fate is currently being decided by the courts - www.FreeMorgan.org) M - Oscar - KSW - separated at about 1 - 2 years F - Stella - KSW - separated at about 1 year M - Tilikum - SW - separated at about 2 years M - Ulises or Ulysses - SW - separated at 2 - 3 years

Loro Parque, Spain

Morgan,the Netherlands

STILLBORNS, MISCARRIAGES, AND DEATHS DURING BIRTH/PREGNANCY:
Known stillborn orca births in captivity = 14 Known orca miscarriages in captivity = 7 Known deaths of Mom and calf during birth or pregnancy = 6

Kshamenk, Argentina

156 Orcas have died in captivity ~ 42 Orcas remain in captivity Orca families across the world have been torn apart to entertain us ~

HD = Harderwijk Dolphinarium KSW = Kamogawa SeaWorld LP = Loro Parque MA = Marineland Antibes, France MO - Marineland Ontario MSQ = Miami Seaquarium MM = Mundo Marino, Buenos Aires SW = SeaWorld SF = Six Flags Penn Cove Capture, WA M = Male; F = Female

PLEASE DON’T BUY A TICKET ~ THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO SEE ORCAS
http://youtu.be/0mVghxxBBqo http://theorcaproject.wordpress.com
Statistics from: www.orcahome.de

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful