Number of killer whales involved in aggressive incidents: 54


Of those killer whales, how many were separated from their mothers before their first aggressive incident? 46

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#136: Kasatka attacking Ken Peters in 2006


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NameSexNumber of IncidentsYear of Birth / CaptureYear of Separation from MotherYear of First Reported IncidentAge at separationCause of Separation
OrkidF17198819891990Less than 1Kandu 5 died after collision with Corky 2
KasatkaF121978197819891Capture
KaylaF81988199119922Transfer to another park
Kandu 5F71977197719833Capture
HugoM61968196819703Capture
KetoM61995199919983Transfer to another park
KatinaF51978197819892Capture
TilikumM51983198319842Capture
ShoukaF519932002Late 1990s - early 2000s9Transfer to another park
KianuF41968196819698Capture
Corky 2F41969196919903Capture
KotarM4197819781980sLess than 1Capture
Nootka 4F41982198219893Capture
TakaraF4199120041990s12Transfer to another park
TuarM419992004Early 2000s4Transfer to another park
Orky 2M319681968Early 1970s6Capture
LolitaF319701970Early 1970s4Capture
UlisesM31980198019973Capture
ValentinM319962015Late 1990s/ early 2000s19Mother (Freya) died
ShamuF219651965Early 1970s4Capture
SkanaF2196719671970s4Capture
CuddlesM21968196819712Capture
Winston / RamuM21970197019744Capture
Nootka / Knootka / Newtka / T5F21970197019724Capture
KenauF21976197619831Capture
KeikoM2197919791990s2Capture
FreyaF2198219822000s1Capture
SplashM2198919921990s / 2000s2Transfer to another park
KyuquotM21991200120039Mother (Haida 2) died
TakuM219932006199413Transfer to another park
OrkyM11967196719674Capture
KanduF11967196719681Capture
Hyak 2M1196819681970s1Capture
LupaF11968196819688Capture
Ramu 2M11969196919699Capture
NepoM119691969Early 1970s2Capture
KandukeM1197519751988 - 19904Capture
KimM119761976Late 1970s5Capture
BenkeiM1197919791980s7Capture
Nootka 5F11981198119862Capture
Haida 2F1198219821991Less than 1Capture
BingoM11984198420012Capture
Kandu 7M11984198419866Capture
GoroM1198519852001Less than 1Capture
RanF11989198920012Capture
TaimaF1198919961990s / 2000s6Mother (Gudrun) died
KuF119971997Mid 2000s5Capture
TekoaM12000200420073Transfer to another park
WikieF12001200920097Mother (Sharkane) died
IkaikaM1200220062000s4Transfer to another park
SkylaF12004200620092Transfer to another park
NarniaF12012201220156Capture
NordM12013201320155Capture
NajaF12014201420154Capture


It is telling that there are only very few incidents where the killer whale involved was still with its mother.