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 before the age of 7. MLC-00-B9201 died at 2 months of age, Kanuck died at age 4, Nova died at age 4, Hudson died at age 6, and Athena died at age 4.

1976 est Born

Fall 1979
Captured in Ingolfshofdi, Iceland

November — December 1979 Held at Sædyrasafnid Aquarium

December 1979
Sent to Marineland Ontario

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mark leiren-young

mark leiren-young

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