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Info.

Name
ISP-PC-u005
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Status
Unknown
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Ecotype
100% Pacific
Gender
Unknown
Origin
Taiji
Last Location

Izu Mito Sea Paradise

Species
False Killer Whale
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Entry Type
Captured
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About

About this Individual

Asuka was one of the last orcas captured for marine parks in Japanese waters. At the time of her capture ten orcas were netted and five orcas were released whilst the others were kept and sold to aquariums.

Asuka stayed at Taiji Whale Museum for a couple of days before arriving at Izu-Mito Sea Paradise. When she arrived, she was introduced to the other resident, Yamato and they got along well.

Although they both came from different waters, there was hope that a breeding programme could begin but unfortunately Yamato died in 2000 and Asuka didn't get a new companion.

Asuka spent the remaining years in the company of some dolphins and performed during daily shows. On September 19, 2007, she passed away and there has been no word about her cause of death. In memory of her, trainers and guests put flowers and pictures of her next to the tank.

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Facilities

Facility 1

Holding Facility

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Facility 2

Izu Mito Sea Paradise

Oct-01 1996

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Family

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Mother

Wild

Father

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Offspring

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Sizes

Lengths

2002: 18 ft | 5.5 m

2007: 19.7 ft | 6 m

Weights

2002: 5,732 lb | 2,600 kg

2007: 6,834 lb | 3,200 kg

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Asuka performing (YouTube)
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Asuka performing (YouTube)
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Asuka's capture (YouTube)
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