A small selection of photos I’ve never posted before of Orkid in celebration of her 26th birthday!

Orkid was born on September 23rd 1988 at SeaWorld San Diego, where she remains to this day. Her parents were Kandu V and Orky II making her 50% Icelandic and 50% Northern Resident. She is about 19ft long and weighs 5,400 lbs.

Please do not repost or remove the watermark, thanks!

Happy birthday Orkid!

Orkid celebrates her 26th birthday today. She was born on September 23, 1988 during a routine performance at Sea World San Diego, where she has lived her entire life. Orkid’s father, Orky 2, passed away three days after her birth, and her mother, Kandu 5, when she was just 11 months old.

Orkid is rumored to be one of the most intelligent killer whales in captivity, but has in the past had an aggressive tendency. 

Happy birthday Nalani!

Nalani turns 8 years old today! Sometimes referred to as Lani, Nalani is Katina’s sixth calf, born in 2006. Her father is Taku, also her older brother and only full sibling. Nalani is the product of mother-son mating.

Nalani has only ever lived at Sea World’s Orlando park and shares her home with two of her half-siblings, Makaio and Trua, as well as her mother, and aunt Malia.

UPDATE: Nalani has no full siblings. Thanks for the info, nimwey!