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Orca Profile Pages

Orcas, also known as killer whales, inhabit all oceans of the world with population numbers estimated to be at least 50,000. Orcas (Orcinus orca) are apex or top ocean predators and the largest member of the dolphin family. These distinctive black and white Cetaceans gained their common name because some types prey on other whales.

Around the globe, SeaWorld works directly with scientists and researchers to learn as much as we can about marine animals and our oceans, and how we can protect them. For example, in 2015, we announced a $1.5 million partnership with The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to create a Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program. This program is just part of a $10 million commitment to promoting research that helps protect killer whales in the wild.

And the work continues inside the SeaWorld parks where we are leading research that will help scientists understand how to protect orcas in the wild. Two examples include research on SeaWorld’s killer whales’ milk composition that will help scientists understand the nutritional requirements for mothers and calves, and research into pregnancy and lactation that will help scientists understand how killer whales metabolize toxins, as well as how toxins are transferred during pregnancy and lactation to offspring.

The opportunity to see orcas up-close has inspired millions of people, especially children, to care more about marine animals, the oceans and the environment. Below, meet the 29 killer whales in SeaWorld’s care and explore the intriguing information about one of the ocean’s most famous species — killer whales.

SeaWorld Orlando

Makaio

Sex: Male
Age: 6
Location: SeaWorld Orlando

Makaio loves tactile toys that resemble kelp beds, and also enjoys playing on the slide-overs that connect the pools in the killer whale habitat.

Malia

Sex: Female
Age: 10
Location: SeaWorld Orlando

Her curiosity never fades and our trainers are constantly coming up with new ways to engage her mentally and physically.

Kayla

Sex: Female
Age: 28
Location: SeaWorld Orlando

Graceful, intelligent, athletic are just a few of the words used to describe Kayla.

Trua

Sex: Male
Age: 11
Location: SeaWorld Orlando

Trua has grown up loving to figure out “puzzle toys” made of individual toys stuck together with gelatin.

Nalani

Sex: Female
Age: 10
Location: SeaWorld Orlando

When she isn’t spending time with her mother, Nalani regularly can be seen playing with younger brother Makaio.

Katina

Sex: Female
Age: 39
Location: SeaWorld Orlando

Katina is considered the most successful orca mother in human care, and is the matriarch of the SeaWorld Orlando pod.

SeaWorld San Antonio

Tuar

Sex: Male
Age: 16
Location: SeaWorld San Antonio

Tuar has a special affinity for enrichment devices with a strap he can use to twirl around in the water.

Kamea

Sex: Female
Age: 3
Location: SeaWorld San Antonio

Kamea is the newest member of the San Antonio pod!

Kyuquot

Sex: Male
Age: 25
Location: SeaWorld San Antonio

Ky's massive size makes him a guest favorite because of his ability to soak our guests with one splash!

Takara

Sex: Female
Age: 25
Location: SeaWorld San Antonio

Takara is exceptionally intelligent and thrives on mental stimulation as much as, physical stimulation.

Sakari

Sex: Female
Age: 7
Location: SeaWorld San Antonio

Sakari's name means “sweet” in Inuit.

SeaWorld San Diego

Ikaika

Sex: Male
Age: 14
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Ike is also known for having the largest blowhole and the biggest tongue of any of the whales in our pod.

Makani

Sex: Male
Age: 3
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Makani is a super playful whale that loves all toys, especially ones he can push and throw around the pool.

Shouka

Sex: Female
Age: 24
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Shouka loves to learn new behaviors and her favorite interactions seem to be playing with her trainers.

Amaya

Sex: Female
Age: 2
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Amaya was born during a rare winter storm in San Diego.

Kalia

Sex: Female
Age: 12
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Kalia came out of her shell at around nine months old, when she began interacting regularly with trainers.

Keet

Sex: Male
Age: 24
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Keet is a gentle giant and at just under 8,000 pound, he loves nothing more than to spend quiet time with his trainers getting “loved on.”

Corky

Sex: Female
Age: 52
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

She’s the oldest killer whale in all the SeaWorld parks, estimated to be 52 years old.

Kasatka

Sex: Female
Age: 41
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Kasatka is admired for her bold personality, and is the matriarch of our killer whale family.

Ulises

Sex: Male
Age: 39
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Ulises is SeaWorld San Diego's largest killer whale and is best known for splashing water with his massive tail flukes on our guests far beyond the Soak Zone at Shamu Stadium!

Nakai

Sex: Male
Age: 15
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Nakai really enjoys learning new behaviors and it seems like he can almost guess what you’re going to ask him to do next!

Orkid

Sex: Female
Age: 28
Location: SeaWorld San Diego

Orkid is known as the puzzle solver and every day she impresses us with her intelligence by learning new and difficult behaviors very quickly.

Loro Parque

Morgan

Sex: Female
Age: 8

Skyla

Sex: Female
Age: 12

Tekoa

Sex: Male
Age: 15

Adan

Sex: Male
Age: 5

Keto

Sex: Male
Age: 20

Kohana

Sex: Female
Age: 13