A look at killer whales in marine parks and aquariums


Current number of known orcas in captivity: 61


​ This page details every killer whale that is currently in captivity. Due to the lack of information surrounding Russian capture operations, the status of some of the animals listed below may be incorrect and is subject to change. It’s possible (and highly likely) that some animals have died or been transferred to a different facility to the one listed without my knowledge. Using the small amount of information that is available, a sincere attempt has been made to provide the most accurate information.


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NameWild Population & Ecotype OR Captive Mother / FatherSexOriginCapture/Birth DateAquariumRemarks
Corky 2North Eastern Pacific
Northern Residents
​(Mother believed to be A23 Stripe)
FPender Harbor, British Columbia, Canada1969/12/12SeaWorld San Diego, California, USACorky was about 3 years old when captured. She is a member of the Northern Resident killer whale population and is the oldest killer whale at any SeaWorld park. She has experienced 7 unsuccessful pregnancies, with no calf surviving more than 46 days. Corky measures about 19.7 feet and weighs in at around 8,335 pounds (March 2016).
LolitaNorth Eastern Pacific
Southern Residents
​(Mother believed to be L25 Ocean Sun)
FPenn Cove, Washington State, USA1970/8/8Miami Seaquarium, Florida, USALolita, also known as Tokitae, was about 4 years old when captured. She is a member of the Southern Resident killer whale population and lives in the smallest orca tank in the U.S. According to an older newspaper article (Ocala Star-Banner - 24. Oct. 1981), Lolita was pregnant a few times when she was still together with her mate Hugo but never delivered live offspring. She has been kept in complete isolation from her own species ever since Hugo's death in 1980. She measures about 20 feet and weighs in at around 7,500 pounds (February 2004).
KatinaIcelandic
North Atlantic Type 1
FSkardsfjara, Iceland1978/10/26SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USAKatina, also known as Kandu 6, was about 2 years old when captured. She became the first "successful" mother in captivity with her calf Kalina. She is the ruling matriarch at SeaWorld Orlando. Katina measures about 17 feet and weighs in at around 5,400 pounds (March 2016).
KiskaIcelandic
North Atlantic Type 1
FIngólfshöfði, Iceland1979/10Marineland Ontario, CanadaKiska was about 3 years old when captured. She is the only killer whale held in complete isolation in captivity. She has outlived all five of her calves. She measures about 20 feet and weighs in at around 6,500 pounds (July 2006).
UlisesIcelandic
North Atlantic Type 1
MReyðarfjörður, Iceland1980/11/19SeaWorld San Diego, California, USAUlises, sometimes spelled Ulysses, was about 3 years old when captured. He spent a long time alone in Barcelona, Spain. Ulises measures about 19.5 feet and weighs in at around 9,579 pounds (March 2016).
StellaIcelandic
North Atlantic Type 1
FSeyðisfjörður, Iceland1987/10Port of Nagoya Aquarium, JapanStella was about 1 year old when captured. She is the oldest and most successful breeding female in Japan. She measures about 17 feet and weighs in at around 4,850 pounds (2012).
OrkidKandu 5
Orky 2
FCaptivity1988/9/23SeaWorld San Diego, California, USAOrkid is the most aggressive killer whale in captivity with 17 aggressive incidents to her name. She is also considered to be the most intelligent. Orkid's father, Orky 2, died three days after her birth, followed by her mother, Kandu 5, who died in August 1989 when Orkid was just 11 months old. Orkid has never had a calf of her own despite SeaWorld's efforts to get her pregnant, which involved artificially inseminating her on numerous occasions. She measures about 18.8 feet and weighs in at around 6,100 pounds (May 2015).
TakaraKasatka
Kotar
FCaptivity1991/7/9SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USATakara is the ruling matriarch of the SeaWorld San Antonio orca pod. She's experienced six pregnancies but only 5 resulted in live offspring. Takara's latest calf, Kyara, died in 2017 at just three months old. She resides with just two of her remaining calves. Takara measures about 17.3 feet and weighs in at around 4,700 pounds (May 2015).
KyuquotHaida 2
Tilikum
MCaptivity1991/12/24SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USAKyuquot, also known as Ky, was born at Sealand Victoria, Canada. He was transferred to SeaWorld San Antonio in 1993 along with his mother, Haida 2, following the death of Keltie Bryne. Unfortunately, Haida 2 died in 2001 and Kyuquot was involved in serious aggressive incidents in 2003 and 2004 - perhaps he was struggling to deal with the death of his mother. He measures about 22 feet and weighs in at around 9,300 pounds (March 2015).
KshamenkArgentinian mammal-eating population MSamborombón Bay, Argentina1992/9/19Mundo Marino, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaKshamenk, pronounced Sharmenk, was about 4 years old when captured. It's believed he was forced to strand although his captors claim they found him beached. He has lived in complete isolation from his own species since the death of his tankmate, Belen, in 2000. Kshamenk measures about 19.5 feet and weighs in at around 7,800 pounds (March 2005). He is owned by the State of Argentina, not the aquarium Mundo Marino.
KeetKalina
Kotar
MCaptivity1993/2/2SeaWorld San Diego, California, USAKeet was separated from his mother, Kalina, at the age of 1 year 8 months to support her next pregnancy. He's often targeted by more dominant animals and notoriously logs at the surface for hours on end. Keet measures about 19 feet and weighs in at around 8,000 pounds (March 2016).
ShoukaSharkan
Kim 2
FCaptivity1993/2/25SeaWorld San Diego, California, USAShouka was born at Marineland Antibes but was transferred to Six Flags Ohio in 2002 due to concerns she may mate with her father, Kim 2, who she was very close to. She was then transferred to Six Flags California in 2004 where she was held for eight years in complete isolation from her own species. This started to take a toll on Shouka which led to her displaying aggressive behaviour towards both her dolphin companions and her trainers. Shouka was then sent to SeaWorld San Diego on breeding loan in August 2012 where she has resided ever since. California law means she cannot be exported out of state so she's unlikely to see her relatives at Marineland Antibes ever again. Shouka measures about 16.3 feet and weighs in at around 4,800 pounds (March 2015).
KetoKalina
Kotar
MCaptivity1995/6/17Loro Parque, Tenerife, SpainKeto was separated from his mother at just three years old and shipped around the United States performing at each of SeaWorld's parks. In 2006 he was sent to Loro Parque with 3 other young whales - one being his niece Kohana. The pair mated in 2010 and again in 2012 to produce two inbred calves - only one is alive today. In 2009 Keto attacked and killed senior trainer Alexis Martinez. Keto measures about 20.5 feet (2015) and weighs in at 8,205 pounds (March 2018).
LoveyStella
Bingo
FCaptivity1998/1/11Kamogawa Sea World, JapanLovey, also known as Oyako, became the first surviving captive born calf in Japan after 5 unsuccessful pregnancies. She has two calves of her own - Earth and Luna. Lovey measures about 16.7 feet and weighs in at around 4,630 pounds (April 2013).
InoukSharkan
Kim 2
MCaptivity1999/2/23Marineland Antibes, FranceInouk was very close to his mother, Sharkane, and even helped with the birth of his sister, Wikie. He measures about 17 feet and weighs in at around 6,200 pounds (February 2016).
TuarKalina
Tilikum
MCaptivity1999/6/22SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USATuar was initially named Flash but SeaWorld fans were unhappy with this choice. He was renamed Tuar in accordance with an online poll. He was separated from his mother at four years old and sent to SeaWorld San Antonio where he was involved in several aggressive incidents. Tuar measures about 19 feet (June 2014) and weighs in at around 7,000 pounds (July 2015).
TekoaTaima
Tilikum
MCaptivity2000/11/8Loro Parque, Tenerife, SpainTekoa's mother, Taima, began displaying aggressive behaviour towards him a few months after his birth. Fortunately, Kalina took it upon herself to care for Tekoa, as well as her own calf, Tuar. Taima's behaviour continued and the pair had to be separated permanently after several attempts to reunite the pair failed. Tekoa was one of four young whales sent to Loro Parque in 2006. His submissive nature meant he became a target of excessive aggression within the group. For several years he could be seen with prolific rake marks covering his body. In 2009, perhaps as a consequence of the social tension within the group, Tekoa viciously attacked trainer Claudia Vollhardt and inflicted serious injuries, although she escaped with her life. Tekoa measures about 18.9 feet and weighs in at 5,875 pounds (March 2018).
LaraStella
Bingo
FCaptivity2001/2/8Kamogawa Sea World, JapanLara resides with two sisters, Lovey and Ran 2, and her niece, Luna. She was separated from her mother, Stella, in 2011. Lara measures about 17,4 feet and weighs in at around 4,800 pounds (February 2016).
WikieSharkan
Kim 2
FCaptivity2001/6/1Marineland Antibes, FranceIn 2009 Wikie became the youngest whale to be successfully artificially inseminated at the age of just 8 years old. She gave birth to her first calf in 2011 and mated with her half-brother, Valentin, soon after. This led to the birth of her second calf, Keijo, in 2013. Wikie measures about 17.1 feet and weighs in at around 4,500 pounds (August 2012).
NakaiKasatka
Tilikum
MCaptivity2001/9/1SeaWorld San Diego, California, USANakai was the first calf to be successfully conceived and born through artificial insemination. In September 2012 he sustained a horrific injury to his chin as a result of an altercation with Keet and Ikaika. Fortunately, this has healed well. Nakai measures about 18 feet (May 2015) and weighs in at around 7,000 pounds (August 2017).
KohanaTakara
Tilikum
FCaptivity2002/5/3Loro Parque, Tenerife, SpainKohana was the second calf in the world to be successfully conceived and born through artificial insemination. She was separated from her mother at just 2 years old and sent to Loro Parque along with 3 other whales. During her stay at Loro Parque Kohana has given birth to two inbred calves - Adan in 2010 and Victoria in 2012 - who were both sired by her uncle, Keto. Kohana measures about 17.3 feet and weighs in at 4,555 pounds (March 2018).
IkaikaKatina
Tilikum
MCaptivity2002/8/25SeaWorld San Diego, California, USAIkaika was separated from his mother at four years old and sent to Marineland Canada. When his half-sister, Nalani, was born in 2004, Ikaika was sexually aggressive towards her and attempted to mate with the newborn. This contributed to the decision to move him to a different park. In November 2011 SeaWorld expressed concern over the quality of care Ikaika was receiving at Marineland so he was transferred to SeaWorld San Diego where he has resided ever since. Ikaika was brutally attacked by more dominant individuals upon arrival at the park but he eventually befriended numerous whales. Ikaika measures about 19 feet and weighs in at around 7,200 pounds (July 2017).
SkylaKalina
Tilikum
FCaptivity2004/2/9Loro Parque, Tenerife, SpainSkyla was separated from her mother at just two years old and sent to Loro Parque on breeding loan. The day of the separation was particularly awful for Skyla's mother, Kalina. She rammed the gate separating her from her daughter so intensely that she 'broke her face open'. Skyla measures about 17.6 feet and weighs in at 4,490 pounds (March 2018).
KaliaKasatka
Keet
FCaptivity2004/12/21SeaWorld San Diego, California, USADespite her young age, Kalia is one of the most dominant whales at SeaWorld San Diego. Born to Kasatka, the ruling matriarch until her death in 2017, Kalia benefitted from her mother's high status and frequently asserted her dominance over other whales. Since her mother's death, other whales within the pod have been less tolerant of this behaviour and she has vied for dominance with Orkid and Shouka. She measures about 16 feet and weighs in at around 4,600 pounds (April 2016).
TruaTakara
Taku
MCaptivity2005/11/23SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USATrua was separated from his mother, Takara, at four years old when she was sent to SeaWorld San Antonio. Leading up to the separation, Takara and Trua were forced to spend less and less time together as part of a weaning process. Takara struggled with this and fell into a state of depression, as described by regular visitors. Trua currently resides with his grandmother, Katina, but she sustained a severe tear to her dorsal fin in 2018 following an altercation with him. Trua measures about 18 feet and weighs in at around 5,500 pounds (July 2017).
Ran 2Stella
Bingo
FCaptivity2006/2/25Kamogawa Sea World, JapanRan 2 was born at Kamogawa SeaWorld in 2006 but she was sent on breeding loan to Port of Nagoya Aquarium in 2011, along with her parents Bingo and Stella. During her time at Port of Nagoya Aquarium Ran witnessed the birth of her younger sister, Lynn, and the two became very close. Following her father's death in August 2014, Ran was separated from her mother and younger sister in December 2015 and sent back to Kamogawa SeaWorld in exchange for Earth, her nephew. Ran 2 measures about 16.4 feet and weighs in at around 3,750 pounds (February 2016).
NalaniKatina
Taku
FCaptivity2006/9/18SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USANalani was the first inbred calf to be successfully born in captivity. She is the product of mother-son inbreeding. Nalani has been subjected to a considerable amount of aggression in her life, beginning when she was just a newborn. Her older brothers, Taku (who's also her father) and Ikaika, displayed aggression towards her at first, with Ikaika being sexually aggressive and even attempting to mate with her. There have been numerous occasions where Nalani has been picked on by three or four members of the pod at once, possibly because she's inbred. Nalani measures about 16 feet and weighs in at around 4,000 pounds (July 2017).
MaliaTaima
Tilikum
FCaptivity2007/3/12SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASimilarly to her brothers, Malia was subjected to aggressive behaviour from her mother, Taima. She was raked, pushed, forced to strand and pinned down by her mother which led to the pair being temporarily separated. Fortunately, Taima's behaviour subsided when she was housed with Kalina, an experienced mother, and Taima and Malia could be reunited. Malia was sometimes housed with her father, Tilikum, who she got along well with. Unfortunately, Taima died in 2010 followed by Tilikum in 2017 making Malia an orphan with no living relatives at SeaWorld Orlando. Malia measures about 17.5 feet and weighs in at around 4,300 pounds (July 2017).
EarthLovey
Oscar
MCaptivity2008/10/13Port of Nagoya Aquarium, JapanWhile Earth's mother, Lovey, took great care of him when he was her sole calf, she became unusually aggressive towards him once his younger sister, Luna, was born. Earth was viciously attacked by his mother for months on end until he was separated into a back pool with his father, Oscar. Unfortunately, Oscar died in 2012 and Earth was subjected to similar levels of aggression once he was reunited with his mother. In 2015 he was transferred to Port of Nagoya Aquarium in exchange for his aunt, Ran 2, where he has resided ever since. Earth measures about 14.1 feet and weighs in at around 2,865 pounds (December 2015).
SakariTakara
Tilikum
FCaptivity2010/1/7SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USASakari has displayed some deeply concerning behaviours in the past such as "head-banging". Sakari participated in this behaviour so frequently it would cause her jaw to become bloody and bruised. On one occasion she bruised her jaw so badly she stopped eating because it was too painful for her to open her mouth. Sakari measures about 14 feet and weighs in at around 3,100 pounds (July 2017). Her father is Tilikum.
MorganNorwegian
North Atlantic Type 1
(P pod)
FWadden Sea, Netherlands2010/6/23Loro Parque, Tenerife, SpainMorgan was first sighted swimming alone in the Wadden Sea, off the coast of the Netherlands. She was captured at approximately 3 years old and brought to Dolphinarium Harderwijk to receive medical treatment for extreme starvation and dehydration. Once she had recovered, Morgan was deemed non-releasable and eventually sent to Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain, after a year of lengthy court battles. Morgan gave birth to her first calf in September 2018, but she struggled to produce enough milk for her calf, so the pair had to be separated. She measures about 17.2 feet and weighs in at 5,195 pounds (March 2018).
MakaioKatina
Tilikum
MCaptivity2010/10/9SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USAMakaio was born after a string of deaths at SeaWorld Orlando, including the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau. Makaio measures about 13 feet and weighs in at around 2,800 pounds (July 2017).
AdánKohana
Keto
MCaptivity2010/10/13Loro Parque, Tenerife, SpainAdán is one of three inbred killer whales in captivity. He is the product of uncle-niece inbreeding and was rejected by his mother shortly after his birth. Adán (Spanish for "Adam") measures about 14.1 feet (2016) and weighs in at 2,950 pounds (March 2018).
MoanaWikie
Ulises
MCaptivity2011/3/16Marineland Antibes, FranceMoana was the first calf to be successfully conceived and born through artificial insemination in Europe and the third in the world. He measures about 12 feet and weighs in at around 1,760 pounds (March 2014).
LunaLovey
Oscar
FCaptivity2012/7/19Kamogawa Sea World, JapanLuna is the youngest orca at Kamogawa SeaWorld and Lovey's second calf. She measures about 7.8 feet and weighs in at around 620 pounds (November 2012).
NarniaRussian TransientFReyneke Island, Sea of Okhotsk, Russia2012/8/11Moskvarium (Москвариум), Moscow, RussiaNarnia was about 6 years old when captured. She spent her first year in captivity alone but was introduced to three new wild-caught orcas in 2013. The new arrivals refused to eat until Narnia began offering them fish in turns, persisting to push fish into their mouths and demonstrating to the new-comers how she used fish as feed. In 2013 she was moved to Moskvarium, also known as Moscow Dolphinarium and Aquarium, along with Nord, one of the three orcas she cared for. In December 2017 Narnia was removed from shows after she swallowed part of a pool cover and became seriously ill. Fortunately, she recovered from this incident. Narnia measures 18 feet and weighs about 5,952 pounds (Dec 2014).
LynnStella
Bingo
FCaptivity2012/11/13Port of Nagoya Aquarium, JapanLynn, also called Rin, was the first calf to be born at Port of Nagoya Aquarium. She is the youngest orca at the park and can be easily identified by the unique pattern of freckles on her chin. Despite being six years old, an age where she should be fully weaned, Lynn still head bumps Stella's underbelly which is a precursor for nursing. Lynn measures about 13.8 feet and weighs in at around 2,645 pounds (July 2017).
MakaniKasatka
Kshamenk
MCaptivity2013/2/14SeaWorld San Diego, California, USAMakani's mother, Kastaka, tragically passed away in August 2017 when he was just four years old. As Makani's mother was the matriarch, her death destabilised the San Diego pod and caused Makani to become a target for excessive aggression. Without Kasatka's protection, Makani can often be seen with prolific rake marks covering his body. He measures about 13 feet and weighs in at around 2,700 pounds (July 2017).
NordRussian TransientMGulf of Sakhalin, Sea of Okhotsk, Russia2013/8/13Moskvarium (Москвариум), Moscow, RussiaNord was about 5 years old when captured. He was one of three orcas who initially refused to eat during his acclimation to confinement until Narnia, another captive orca, showed him how to eat dead fish. Nord measures 14.7 feet and weighs about 3,748 pounds (Dec 2014).
OrpheusRussian TransientMGulf of Sakhalin, Sea of Okhotsk, Russia2013/8/13Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaOrpheus was about 8 years old when captured, measuring 18.3 feet and weighing about 4,960 pounds at that time. He was one of three orcas who initially refused to eat during his acclimation to confinement until Narnia, another captive orca, showed him how to eat dead fish. It's believed he resides at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's breeding base where he was possibly renamed "Tyson".
GraceRussian TransientFGulf of Sakhalin, Sea of Okhotsk, Russia2013/8/13Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaGrace was about 3 years old when captured, measuring 12.3 feet and weighing about 1,322 pounds at that time. She was one of three orcas who initially refused to eat during her acclimation to confinement until Narnia, another captive orca, showed her how to eat dead fish. It's believed she resides at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's breeding base where she was possibly renamed Nukka.
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2013/10Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Chimelong Ocean Kingdom imported 9 orcas between 2013 and 2015 but very limited information has been released about these individuals. Consequently, I have listed the facility each individual is most likely being held at. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2013/10Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Chimelong Ocean Kingdom imported 9 orcas between 2013 and 2015 but very limited information has been released about these individuals. Consequently, I have listed the facility each individual is most likely being held at. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2013/10UnknownOne of six orcas captured in 2013. It's unknown what happened to this orca, whether he/she is alive or where he/she was transferred to.
KeijoWikie
Valentin
MCaptivity2013/11/20Marineland Antibes, FranceKeijo is one of three inbred calves currently in captivity. His mother, Wikie, mated with her half-brother, Valentin. Some worrying behaviour was observed between Keijo and his mother in May 2014. Wikie pushed Keijo onto a slide out and refused to let him re-enter the water. Wikie likely observed this behaviour from her own mother, Sharkane, who treated her in a similar way. Keijo weighs about 330 pounds (Jan 2014).
KameaTakara
Kshamenk
FCaptivity2013/12/6SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USAKamea is one of two calves who were successfully conceived and born through artificial insemination using Kshamenk's semen. As her father is an Argentinean transient, and her mother is Icelandic, Kamea, as well as her half-brother Makani, are hybrids between two different ecotypes and two different, geographically isolated populations. Kamea measures about 12 feet and weighs in at around 2,000 pounds (July 2017).
Juliet / NajaRussian TransientFRussia2014/7Moskvarium (Москвариум), Moscow, RussiaJuliet (stage name) or Naja ("real" name), previously also nicknamed Malyshka (Russian for "baby girl"), was about 4 years old when captured. She weighs about 2,425 pounds (Dec 2014).
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2014/7Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Chimelong Ocean Kingdom imported 9 orcas between 2013 and 2015 but very limited information has been released about these individuals. Consequently, I have listed the facility each individual is most likely being held at. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2014/7Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Chimelong Ocean Kingdom imported 9 orcas between 2013 and 2015 but very limited information has been released about these individuals. Consequently, I have listed the facility each individual is most likely being held at. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2014/7Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Chimelong Ocean Kingdom imported 9 orcas between 2013 and 2015 but very limited information has been released about these individuals. Consequently, I have listed the facility each individual is most likely being held at. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
AmayaKalia
Ulises
FCaptivity2014/12/2SeaWorld San Diego, California, USAAmaya is the youngest orca at any SeaWorld park. Her mother, Kalia, gave birth to her when she was just 9 years old. It's believed Amaya could have been conceived through artificial insemination which begs to question by SeaWorld intentionally impregnated a juvenile. Amaya swam straight into a wall when she was first born and was initially cared for by Kasatka, although, by learning from her mother, Kalia was able to be a good mother to her calf. Amaya measures about 11 feet and weighs in at around 1,550 pounds (July 2017).
MalvinaRussian TransientFRussia2015/7Seaside Dolphinarium, Nakhodka, Russia Malvina was captured in 2015 at 3 years old along with two other orcas. There's unconfirmed information that Malvina has escaped or died in late 2016. Malvina's last known location has been listed.
No nameRussian TransientFRussia 2015/7Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaMeasures 19.5ft suggesting she was captured at 9 years old (according to Duffield and Miller's killer whale growth rates).
No nameRussian TransientFRussia2015/7Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, ChinaMeasures 13ft suggesting she was captured at 3 years old (according to Duffield and Miller's killer whale growth rates).
No nameRussian TransientMRussia2015Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park currently houses four orcas but it's unknown in which year their orcas were captured. Consequently, I have listed four likely candidates who were all captured in 2015. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian TransientMRussia 2015Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park currently houses four orcas but it's unknown in which year their orcas were captured. Consequently, I have listed four likely candidates who were all captured in 2015. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian TransientFRussia 2015Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park currently houses four orcas but it's unknown in which year their orcas were captured. Consequently, I have listed four likely candidates who were all captured in 2015. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian TransientFRussia 2015Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, ChinaUnconfirmed - It's known Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park currently houses four orcas but it's unknown in which year their orcas were captured. Consequently, I have listed four likely candidates who were all captured in 2015. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2016/8Wuxi Changqiao Ocean Kingdom, ChinaUnconfirmed - Two orcas were transported to Wuxi Changqiao Ocean Kingdom in December 2017 following unconfirmed reports that two orcas were captured in August 2016. With limited information, I assume these wild-caught orcas were sent to Wuxi Changqiao Ocean Kingdom shortly after their capture. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
No nameRussian Transient?Russia2016/8Wuxi Changqiao Ocean Kingdom, ChinaUnconfirmed - Two orcas were transported to Wuxi Changqiao Ocean Kingdom in December 2017 following unconfirmed reports that two orcas were captured in August 2016. With limited information, I assume these wild-caught orcas were sent to Wuxi Changqiao Ocean Kingdom shortly after their capture. If required, this information will be corrected as new information becomes available.
UlaMorgan
Keto
FCaptivity2018/9/22Loro Parque, Tenerife, SpainUla was separated from her mother shortly after her birth once it became apparent Morgan was unable to produce enough milk to sustain her. The pair were reintroduced four days later but Morgan's low milk production persisted and they were separated once again so trainers could bottle feed Ula every few hours. After 15 weeks apart Morgan and Ula were reunited.

Sources:
Data collected by OrcaHome.de (discontinued) was used as baseline for this spreadsheet, particularly capture dates. One notable source is “Orca – The Whale Called Killer” by Erich Hoyt
Emma Luck (@FlukePrintPhotography IG) provided a vast array of knowledge to help determine which wild caught orca belonged to which wild population and/or ecotype.
Whales captured in Icelandic waters have been listed as “North Atlantic Type 1” as they closely resemble this ecotype in terms of morphology and ecology – they’re smaller than Type 2s and feed primarily on fish (especially herring) but will also eat the occasional seal. In contrast, Type 2s are massive with noticeably downward-sloping eyepatches, and they’re strict mammal-eaters. However, it’s important to note North Atlantic killer whales are not as well studied as those in the North Eastern Pacific. It’s possible there is more variation and diversity than just two ecotypes (Type 1 and Type 2).
Estimated age at capture for whales under nine years old was calculated using “Killer whale growth rate defined by Duffield and Miller” (see below). This was then used to calculate each wild-caught whale’s current age.
56-Balckfish (Tumblr) was used for precise capture locations.
Killer whale status and live-captures in the waters of the Russian Far East” by O. A. Filatova, O. V. Shpak, T.V. Ivkovich, E. A. Borisova, A. M. Burdin and E. Hoyt was used to gather information on the Russian captures in 2012 and 2013.
Information regarding the remaining Russian captures was largely sourced from Russian Orcas (Facebook)


Killer whale growth rate defined by Duffield and Miller

Length in cm        Est. age in years
< 291                                < 1
291 – 328                          1
329 – 366                          2
367 – 404                          3
405 – 442                          4
443 – 480                          5
481 – 518                          6
519 – 552                          7
553 – 590                          8
591 – 628                          9

Duffield, D.A. and K.W. Miller, 1988. Demographic Features of Killer Whales in Oceanaria in the United States and Canada, 1965-1987. Rit Fiskideildar. 11: 297-306.


In Pacific whales, growth is approximately linear, at a mean rate of 38 cm/yr up to 10-12 or 12-16 years of age, for females and males, respectively.