A look at the separation of mothers and their calves in captivity


Current number of cross-facility separations: 19


To view photos of a certain orca simply click on the orca’s name!

NameSexMotherDate BornDate of SeparationAge at SeparationOld FacilityNew FacilityRemarks
KalinaFKatina1985-09-261990-02-124 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld Aurora, Ohio, USAKalina passed away in 2010.
KaterinaFKatina1988-11-041991-04-202 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld Aurora, Ohio, USAKaterina passed away in 1999.
KaylaFKenau1988-11-261991-04-202 yearsSeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USASeaWorld Aurora, Ohio, USAKayla was later moved to SeaWorld Orlando.
SplashMNootka 51989-08-151992-04-172 yearsMarineland Ontario, CanadaSeaWorld San Diego, California, USASplash was moved to receive better medical treatment for epilepsy. He passed away in 2005.
KeetMKalina1993-02-021994-09-291 yearSeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USASeaWorld San Diego, California, USA
KetoMKalina1995-06-171999-03-083 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld San Diego, California, USAKeto was later moved to Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain.
SumarMTaima1998-05-141999-03-089 months SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld San Diego, California, USAThe separation became necessary due to attacks by the mother. Sumar passed away in 2010.
ShoukaFSharkane1993-02-252002-05-209 yearsMarineland Antibes, FranceSix Flags Worlds of Adventure, Ohio, USA Shouka was later moved to SeaWorld San Diego.
UnnaFKatina1996-12-272002-12-075 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USA
TakaraFKasatka1991-07-092004-04-2412 yearsSeaWorld San Diego, California, USASeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USATakara was later moved to SeaWorld San Antonio.
TekoaMTaima2000-11-082004-04-253 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USAThe separation became necessary due to attacks by the mother. Tekoa was later moved to Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain.
TuarMKalina1999-06-222004-04-254 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USA
KohanaFTakara2003-05-032006-02-132 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USALoro Parque, Tenerife, Spain
SkylaFKalina2004-02-092006-02-132 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USALoro Parque, Tenerife, Spain
IkaikaMKatina2002-08-252006-11-184 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USAMarineland Ontario, CanadaIkaika later returned to SeaWorld because of health concerns, after a lengthy legal battle between SeaWorld and Marineland. Sadly he was not reunited with his mother, but sent to SeaWorld San Diego instead.
TakuMKatina1993-09-092006-11-1813 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USATaku passed away in 2007.
TruaMTakara2005-11-232009-02-053 yearsSeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USASeaWorld San Antonio, Texas, USATrua's mother Takara was moved from Orlando to San Antonio.
EarthMLovey2008-10-132015-12-077 yearsKamogawa Sea World, JapanPort of Nagoya Aquarium, Japan
Ran 2FStella2006-02-252015-12-079 yearsPort of Nagoya Aquarium, JapanKamogawa Sea World, Japan