A look at separation of mothers and their offspring in captivity

picture of Kohana with her mother Takara and her grandmother Kasatka, three generations of captive orcas separated by SeaWorld
Kohana with her mother Takara and her grandmother Kasatka,
three generations of captive orcas separated by SeaWorld

Name Gender Mother Date born Date of separation Age at separation Old facility New facility Remarks
Earth male Lovey 13.10.2008 07.12.2015 7 years Port of Nagoya Aquarium Kamogawa Sea World
Ikaika male Katina 25.08.2002 18.11.2006 4 years SeaWorld Florida Marineland Canada Ikaika 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 California instead.
Kalina female Katina 26.09.1985 12.02.1990 4 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld Ohio Kalina passed away in 2010.
Katerina female Katina 04.11.1988 20.04.1991 2 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld Ohio Katerina passed away in 1999.
Kayla female Kenau 26.11.1988 20.04.1991 2 years SeaWorld Texas SeaWorld Ohio Kayla was later moved to SeaWorld Florida.
Keet male Kalina 02.02.1993 29.09.1994 1 year SeaWorld Texas SeaWorld California
Keto male Kalina 17.06.1995 08.03.1999 3 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld California Keto was later moved to Loro Parque on Tenerife, Spain.
Kohana female Takara 03.05.2003 13.02.2006 2 years SeaWorld Florida Loro Parque Spain
Ran 2 female Stella 25.02.2006 07.12.2015 9 years Kamogawa Sea World Port of Nagoya Aquarium
Shouka female Sharkan 25.02.1993 20.05.2002 9 years Marineland France Six Flags Ohio Shouka was later moved to SeaWorld California.
Skyla female Kalina 09.02.2004 13.02.2006 2 years SeaWorld Florida Loro Parque Spain
Splash male Nootka V 15.08.1989 17.04.1992 2 years Marineland Canada SeaWorld California Splash was moved to receive better medical treatment for epilepsy. He passed away in 2005.
Sumar male Taima 14.05.1998 08.03.1999 less then 1 year SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld California The separation became necessary due to attacks by the mother. Sumar passed away in 2010.
Takara female Kasatka 09.07.1991 24.04.2004 12 years SeaWorld California SeaWorld Florida Takara was later moved to SeaWorld Texas.
Taku male Katina 09.09.1993 18.11.2006 12 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld Texas Taku passed away in 2007.
Tekoa male Taima 08.11.2000 25.04.2004 3 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld Texas The separation became necessary due to attacks by the mother. Tekoa was later moved to Loro Parque on Tenerife, Spain.
Trua male Takara 23.11.2005 05.02.2009 4 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld Texas Trua's mother Takara was moved from Orlando to San Antonio.
Tuar male Kalina 22.06.1999 25.04.2004 4 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld Texas
Unna female Katina 27.12.1996 07.12.2002 5 years SeaWorld Florida SeaWorld Texas
Sources: press releases, newspaper articles, MMPA

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