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Data on Orca in Kamogawa Sea World (KSW) ( As of January, 2011 )

Data on Orcas in Kamogawa Sea World (KSW) ( As of January, 2011 )

 *All the information is originally researched and compiled by myself(SHIROBUTA) referring to KSW origin papers. Copyright 2011 SHIROBUTA All Rights Reserved. When you quote this, please let me know.



Bingo

Male
Age : Presumed around 28 (according to KSW)
100% Icelandic

Son: N/A
Daughter: Lovey(1998.1.11~)、Lara(2001.2. 8~)、Sara(2003.5.31~2006.4.26)、Ran(2006.2.25~)
Grand Son : Earth(2008.10.13~)
Grand Daughter : N/A

☆Features☆
Bingo is a mature male easily identified with his dorsal fin completely flopped to his left. He also has the unique saddle patch. He is the biggest and eldest Orca in Japan.

☆Today☆
He now lives in the sub pool with 2 Orcas; his wife Stella and their 4th daughter Ran.
Now they do not participate in the performance show held in the main pool, but they play the important roles in the “discovery guidance” where the visitors take pictures with them or get a kiss from them.

☆Personal History☆
・Bingo was captured in Iceland, and later sent to KSW in November 4, 1985 with Patty( died in 1987).
・When the Ocean Stadium (main pool) was newly built, he performed a opening show with his tank mate Caren, who passed away a few month later(May 4, 1987.)
・On March 29, 1988, 4 other Orcas came in; 2 Males (Oscar and Prince) and 2 Females ( Maggie, Stella). Prince was sold to Ocean Park, Hong Kong where he later died.
・In March 3 1995, Maggie gave birth to a male calf for Bingo, but the calf could not survive more than 30 minutes. The baby could not breathe himself. Neither Aquarium staff or Orcas were not accustomed to how to deal with calf since it was the very first time in Japan.  Today, the baby calf is saved in the basement floor in the Rocky Stadium in KSW.
・In October 5, 1997, Maggie had 2nd miscarriage for Bingo, which ends up with her death 2 day later.
・Starting with Lovey, Bingo had 4 female baby with Stella, and three of them are still survive. ( Referred in Stella’s Profile)
・ On October 13, 2008, Bingo became the 1st grandfather Orca in Japan, when his 1st daughter Lovey delivered a male calf; Earth.
・ There is the scientific thesis on KSW’s frozing Orca sperm analysis. Bingo can be the one who supported the study(** this cannot be confirmed yet)

☆Remarks☆
In November 2010, it was officially announced that Bingo and Stella would be sent to the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium on 5 year breeding loan to mate with Nami. With Nami’s unpredicted death(January 14, 2011), it is now reported that the loan is now under review.



Stella 

Female
Age : Presumed around 24 (according to KSW)
100% Icelandic
Son: N/A
Daughter: Lovey(1998.1.11~)、Lara(2001.2. 8~)、Sara(2003.5.31~2006.4.26)、Ran2(2006.2.25~)
Grand Daughter : N/A
Grand Son : Earth(2008.10.13~)

☆Features☆
Stella is the dominant whale in KSW with her dorsal fin quite flopped to her left.
She lost some tooth in her lower jaw, which distinguishs Stella from Lovey.

☆Today☆
She now lives in the sub pool with 2 Orcass; her husband Bingo and their 4th daughter Ran. She does a good care to Ran, hanging around and giving her kisses.
Now they do not participate in the performance show held in the main pool, but they play the important roles in the “discovery guidance” where the visitors take pictures with them or get a kiss from them.
While the show is performed in the main pool, Stella sometimes rides on the stage in the sub pool to peep the show. It happens without given sign by the trainer. Audience find themselves laugh seeing her taking the pose and watching her relatives performing show

☆Personal History☆
・Stella was captured in Iceland along with 3 other Orcas, and all of them were sent to KSW on March 29, 1988 : 2 males (Oscar and Prince) and 2 female (Maggie and Stella). At that time, one matured male Orca Bingo was awaited them. Prince was later sold to HK.
・When her tank/pod mate Maggie lost her life after the miscarriage in October 1997, Stella was also pregnant with Bingo’s baby.
・On January 11, 1998, Stella became the 1st “successful” mother in captivity with her female calf, who later named Lovey by the poll. (So far, several deliveries by other femal Orcas were; wild-oriented, miscarriage, neonatal death. Oscar (the male Stella was captured with in Iceland) helped the calf for her 1st breath playing the role of “aunty” (For details, please refer to my essay “My Impressed Orca Story (1)”)
・On February 8, 2001, Stella delivered the 2nd calf for Bingo, and she was named Lara by a poll.
・On May 31, 2003, Stella delivered the 3rd calf for Bingo, and she was named Sarah by a poll. Unfortunately, Sarah became ill in when she was around 2.5 and passed away on April 26, 2006.
・On February 25, 2006, Stella delivered the 4th calf for Bingo, and she was named Ran by a poll. Ran was born head first, which is uncommon for Orcas, but Lovey played the role of “aunty” and supported the 1st breath by biting her head lightly. Lara also supported them.
・On October 13, 2008, Stella became the 1st grandmother Orca in Japan, when her 1st daughter Lovey delivered a male calf Earth.

・Stella is a very friendly to visitors. She leans her jaw on the pool side, when the visitors asked her to show herself.
・She is becoming “mother”. She did not know how to deal with calf when she had Lovey, but now she is the perfect mother after the 4 time deliveries. She was once aggressive toward trainers and veterinary doctor, when they tried to give Sara (her 3rd daughter) a injection shot. Finally, she understood that they were not to harm Sara and calmed down.

☆Remarks☆
In November 2010, it was officially announced that Bingo and Stella would be sent the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium on 5 year breeding loan to mate with Nami. With the Nami’s unpredicted death(January 14, 2011), it is now reported that the plan is now under review.


Oscar 

Male
Age : Presumed around 25 (according to KSW)
100% Icelandic
Son: Earth(2008.10.13~)
Daughter: N/A
Grand Son : N/A
Grand Daughter : N/A

☆Features☆
Oscar is the 2nd largest Orca in KSW with his dorsal fin curled like a tube to his left.
In the main pool, he is the only matured male to be easily identified.

☆Today☆
He now performs shows in the main pool with 3 other Orcas; Lovey(his wife), Lara(sister in law) and Earth(his son). He can perform many water-work; Breaching, Jumping, Summer Splash (spraying water toward audience using his fluke), Twist Swiming(Rollover on the surface with the trainer standing on his body), Looping kick (loop 360 to kick the ball hanging in the air), Very Blow (throwing a trainer from the water using his pectoral fins), Sky Rocket(throwing a trainer on his mouth in the air), Combination Jump(Perform Jump in the same timing/manner as the other Orca)etc.
He and his tank mates (except Earth) also participate in “discovery guidance” for pictures and kisses.

☆Personal History☆
・Oscar was captured in Iceland along with 3 other Orcas, and all of them were sent to Kamogawa Sea World in March 29, 1988 ; 2 males (Oscar and Prince) and 2 females (Maggie and Stella). At that time, one matured male Orca (Bingo) was awaited them. Prince was later sold to HK.
・In September 1995, Oscar was found to mate with Maggie. But, Maggie shortly became pregnant for Bingo, the elder male. Unfortunately, Maggie’s male calf cannot survive more than 30 minutes.
・On January 11, 1998, when Stella (the female Oscar was captured with in Iceland) became the 1st “successful” mother in captivity, Oscar helped the calf to the surface for its 1st breath playing the critical role of “aunty”. (For details, please refer to my essay “My Impressed Orca Story (1)”) The calf was later named Lovey by the poll.
・In April 2007, Oscar was found to mate with Lovey, and soon after while Lovey was found to be pregnant.
・On October 13 2008, a male calf was born to Oscar and Lovey, who was the first 3rd generation Orca in the captivity in Japan. He made a record!



Lovey 

Female
Birthday : January 11, 1998
Birthplace : KSW
100% Icelandic
Father : Bingo
Mother : Stella
Son: Earth(2008.10.13~)
Daughter: N/A

☆Features☆
Lovey is the dominant female Orca in the main pool, where she lives with Oscar(Her Husband)、Lara(her sister) and Earth(her son).
Lovey has 1 small black dot in her right jaw close to right pectoral fin. Her both eye patches are fading out in black at the edge. That distinguishes Lovey from Lara.
Her dorsal fin is slightly flopped to her left side.

☆Today☆
She now performs shows in the main pool with 3 other Orcas; Oscar(her husband), Lara(sister) and Earth(her son). She can perform many water-work as Oscar does (see above Oscar column)
She and her tank mates (except Earth) also participate in “discovery guidance” for pictures and kisses.

☆Personal History☆
・Lovey was born to Bingo and Stella on January 11, 1998. Lovey is the 1st orca ever to be born and conceived successfully in captivity in Japan. She made history.for KSW and Japan
・ From the date of the birth, she watched her father performing show in the same pool, which made her a brilliant performer.
・ Lovey started imitating her mother’s jump even before she got the age of 1, and she made a spectacular debut in 1999.
・ In 2001 and 2003, she got two younger sisters; Lara and Sarah.
・In 2006, when her mother Stella had the head-first baby delivery, she played the important role of “aunty” and helped the calf to the surface for its 1st breath biting the calf head lightly.
・ In April 2007, she was found to mate with Oscar, and soon after while Lovey was found to be pregnant.
・ On October 13 2008, a male calf was born to Oscar and Lovey, who was the first 3rd generation Orca in the captivity in Japan. She made a record!


Lara 

Female
Birthday : February 8, 2001
Birtheplace : KSW
100% Icelandic
Father : Bingo
Mother : Stella
Son: N/A
Daughter: N/A

☆Features☆
Lara lives in the main pool with Oscar(Brother in law)、Lovey(sister) and Earth(nephew).
Lara is friendly and with curiosity. I noticed Lara come to the pool glass to watch the visitors.
*It is quite difficult for me to tell the unique feature to distinguish her from Lovey

☆Today☆
She now performs shows in the main pool with other 3 Orcas; Oscar(Brother in law)、Lovey(sister) and Earth(nephew). She can perform many water-work as Oscar and Lovey do. Now, she can successfully perfom 360 degree looping kick ball.
She and her tank mates (except Earth) also participate in “discovery guidance” for pictures and kisses.
She also takes a good care of Earth (her nephew) by demanding the trainer for food or play for him.

☆Personal History☆
・Lara was born to Bingo and Stella on February 8, 2001. She was named by the poll.
・Lara played the role of “aunty” when Lovey delivered Earth.


Ran 

Female
Birthday : February 25, 2006
Birtheplace : KSW
100% Icelandic
Father : Bingo
Mother : Stella
Son: N/A
Daughter: N/A

☆Features☆
Ran is the smallest female Orca in Kamogawa Sea Wolrd.

☆Today☆
Ran now lives in the sub pool with her parents Bingo and Stella. She sticks to her mother Stella all the time .
In the afternoon, she plays with seagulls, giving back her feed.
She also imitate her mother jumping on the pool side to watch main pool.
Now they do not participate in the performance show held in the main pool, but they play the important roles in the “discovery guidance” where the visitors take pictures with them or get a kiss from them.

☆Personal History☆
・Ran was born to Bingo and Stella on February 25, 2006.  She was the head-first calf, that is uncommon for Orcas. She was named by the poll.


Earth 

Male
Birthday : October 13, 2008 (the first 3rd generation of the captive Orca in KSW/Japan)
Birtheplace : KSW
100% Icelandic
Father : Oscar
Mother : Lovey

☆Features☆
Earth is the smallest male Orca in Kamogawa Sea Wolrd.
He has 1 small black dot in his right eye patch.

☆Today☆
He lives in the main pool and participates in the show with other 3 Orcas; Oscar(his fater)、Lovey(his mother) and Lara(his aunt).
He started to perform Jump following the trainer signs. He also swims on his head to show his fluke up in the air.
He is loved by Oscar(his fater)、Lovey(his mother) and Lara(his aunt). It is often seen that Earth is hanging with Lara, but he is also with Lovey(his mother) and Oscar(his fater).

☆Personal History☆
・Earth was born to Oscar and Lovey on October 13m 2008. He was named by the poll.
・He is the first 3rd generation of the captive Orcas in KSW/Japan.

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