Marineland Ontario May 31, 2014 Photo courtesy of Jessica Shvimer

Species: Orcinus orca
Breed: 100% Icelandic
Meaning of name: Russian for “pure”
Captivity History: Captured at the age of 3 in Iceland Offspring: Unnamed calf, Kanuck, Nova, Hudson, Athena
Sex: Female
Weight: 6,500 lbs.
Length: 20 ft.

Kiska currently resides alone at Marineland, Canada.

All five of Kiska’s calves died…

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mark leiren-young

Whale writer. Author: The Killer Whale Who Changed the World & Orcas Everywhere. Director: The Hundred-Year-Old Whale. Host: Skaana podcast.