They went

back to

the wild!

Captive killer whales that escaped or were released!



For pictures of a certain whale (and more information, if available)
simply click on the whale's name!



sorted by date of capture
NAME MOTHER SEX ORIGIN CAPTURED HOLDING AREA ESCAPED / RELEASED TIME IN CAPTIVITY
no name ? F Pacific NW 1966/1/5 Salish Sea esc. 1966/1/9 4 days
Hyak ? M Pacific NW 1968/2/21 Pender Harbour, B.C. rel. 1969/2 1 year
Irving / Skookum / Cecil A5 pod? M Pacific NW 1968/4 Pender Harbour, B.C. esc. 1968/8/19 4 months
Ishmael J, L pod M Pacific NW 1968/10 US Navy, Hawaii esc. 1971/2 2 years
Charlie Chin / T1 / M1 T2? M Pacific NW 1970/3 Pedder Bay, B.C. esc. 1970/10/27 7 months
Pointednose Cow / T2 / M2 T? F Pacific NW 1970/3 Pedder Bay, B.C. esc. 1970/10/27 7 months
Taku / K1 K7? M Pacific NW 1973/8 Pedder Bay, B.C. rel. 1973/10 2,5 months
T13 / O5 T? F Pacific NW 1976/3 Budd Inlet, WA rel. 1976/4 1,5 month
T14 / O4 T13? M Pacific NW 1976/3 Budd Inlet, WA rel. 1976/4 1,5 month
no name ? M Iceland 1978/11 Saedyrasafnid, Iceland rel. 1979/2 3 months
no name ? ? Iceland 1978/11 Saedyrasafnid, Iceland rel. 1979/2 3 months
no name ? ? Iceland 1978/11 Saedyrasafnid, Iceland rel. 1979/2 3 months
Keiko / Kago / Kego ? M Iceland 1979/11 Taknes Bay, Norway rel. 2002/7 22,5 years
no name ? ? Japan 1982/2 Taiji, Japan esc. 1982 ? months
no name ? ? Japan 1982/2 Taiji, Japan esc. 1982 ? months
A73 / Springer A45 F Pacific NW 2002/6 Manchester, WA rel. 2002/7/14 1 month
no name ? F Russia 2010/7/20 Russian sea pen esc. 2010/8 1 month

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