captive orca profiles 3 Orkid

 
captive orca profiles 3 Orkid
Orkid was born September 23, 1988 in SeaWorld San Diego, California. Orkid’s parents are Kandu V (her mother), and Orky II (her father). Orky II died only three days after Orkid was born. She was named Orkid, in memory of her father (Orkid means Orky’s Kid). In August 1989, Kandu V charged Corky II, during a live show. The blow broke Kandu V's jaw, and she began spouting blood with every breath she took. 45-minutes later Kandu V sank to the bottom of the pool and died. Orkid witnessed her mother’s death and can be seen circling her body in video clips of the incident. For weeks after the incident, she would circle the tanks calling out and vocalizing. Orkid has been artificially inseminated many times, but (so far) has not gotten pregnant yet. Only the most senior trainers are to work with her, as she has shown aggression toward trainers in the past, she has quite a shocking attack history for a young orca. 1990/04/21 Sea World California, USA Orkid 1-year-old female Orkid bumped a trainer’s head. 1994/10/23 Sea World California, USA Orkid 6-year-old female Orkid bumped a trainer’s thigh 1996/01/25 Sea World California, USA Orkid 7-year-old female Orkid opened her mouth at a trainer and mouthed a trainer’s thigh. 1996/02/09 Sea World California, USA Orkid 7-year-old female Orkid bumped a trainer’s thigh, bumped a trainer’s body and fluked a trainer 1996/07/03 Sea World California, USA Orkid 7-year-old female Orkid pushed a trainer. 1996/11/22 Sea World California, USA Orkid 8-year-old female Orkid head popped a trainer’s arm. 1997/11/15 Sea World California, USA Orkid 9-year-old female Orkid bumped a trainer’s hip. 1998/06/23 Sea World California, USA Orkid 9-year-old female Orkid pushed a kayak with a trainer around. 1998/07/16 Sea World California, USA Orkid 9-year-old female Orkid was performing a hydro-hop behaviour during a night show. The trainer accidentally hit her tail flukes with his hand upon his re-entry and she responded by hitting him in the stomach with her head. She responded to a stage call calmly. 2002/07/31 Sea World California, USA Orkid 13-year-old female Orkid was given the opportunity to rehearse pulling a trainer into the water by her bootie (sic!). After placing a foot in Orkid’s mouth several times Orkid pulled the trainer in the water and pulled the bootie off. 2002/08/07 Sea World California, USA Splash, Orkid A female SeaWorld trainer was hospitalized and recovering from a broken arm after an incident at Shamu Stadium on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Tamaree was doing poolside training with 12-year-old male Splash and 13-year-old female Orkid. “She was playing with the whales, talking to them,” said SeaWorld spokeswoman Darla Davis. “The next thing we know, as it appears from the video, she was pulled into the water.” The park has its own video from a pool camera, and it also reviewed a video taken by a visitor who was recording his children nearby. Park officials said the trainer swam out of the water on her own. She was taken to a local hospital, where a pin was put in her arm. Doctors also are monitoring scrapes for possible infection. 2004/05/17 Sea World California, USA Orkid 15-year-old female Orkid bumped a trainer’s thigh 2005/04/14 Sea World California, USA Orkid During a two whale – one trainer interaction, 16-year-old female Orkid initially responded to a stage call but quickly reached back and pulled a trainer by her ankle to the bottom of “A” pool. Orkid responded to the call back tone. 2005/05/06 Sea World California, USA Orkid 16-year-old female Orkid grabbed a trainer’s foot and dunked the trainer. 2006/11/15 Sea World California, USA Orkid A SeaWorld trainer was injured, when 18-year-old female Orkid grabbed senior trainer Brian Rokeach by the leg, pulled him to the bottom of the pool and held him under water for about 26 seconds. Orkid released Rokeach after Peters repeatedly slapped the water, the signal for the animals to return to the front of the Shamu Stadium stage. Rokeach suffered a torn ankle ligament but was not hospitalized. In response to the incident, SeaWorld increased to five the number of trainers who must be available during live performances and other times when trainers are in the water with the whales. 2007/04/10 Sea World California, USA Orkid 18-year-old female Orkid was doing an Artificial Insemination session. She had been a bit vocal but was asked for the roll over behaviour for an ultrasound. The trainer then asked Orkid to perform a slide-out behaviour. She refused this behaviour and then swiped her head making contact with the trainer which resulted in the trainer falling over the wall. She did perform the slide-out behaviour after this. The 35-year-old trainer was taken to a hospital for examination and was found to have suffered minor injuries after the bump from the 5,900-pound whale. 104 2010 Orkid 21-year-old female Orkid has been sliding out in various slide-out areas on her free time which has resulted in possibly dangerous scenarios for guests at the Dine with Shamu area. Changes are (were?) being made to the areas to help decrease the frequency of this behaviour in areas where person might be injured. Orkid has been attacking people since she was one year old. Judging by the stats above Tilikum is far from being the most dangerous whale.She can be seen taking the trainers foot on the film Blackfish.
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