How many Shamu's have there been?
I was just wondering how many Shamu's there were through the years. Wikipeda said that numerous wales use the name. I am going to Sea World soon, and just wanted to know if this one was the 5th or 25th one. I saw the original one in the late 60s. I think the last time I was there was in the 70s. if anyone knows that would be great. Thanks
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There has only been one official Shamu throughout Sea World's history. Shamu was captured in 1965 in Puget Sound and moved to an aquarium and later moved to Sea World San Diego in late 1965. She performed from 1965-1971 when she attacked a trainer, and then died in August of 1971. Sea World calls the orcas performing in the show Shamu, Namu, Ramu, and Baby Shamu all though all of the orcas have individual names. Over the years, Sea World has owned a total of 28 orcas in total. So the next Shamu you see could be any of the whales currently at the Sea World Park you visit.
A complete list of every orca that Sea World parks have ever had in captivity:
1) Corky - Sea World California
2) Katina - Sea World Florida
3) Kasatka - Sea World California
4) Ulises - Sea World California
5) Tillikum - Sea World Florida
6) Bingo - Sea World Japan
7) Kalina - Sea World Florida
8) Stella - Sea World Japan
9) Oscar - Sea World Japan
10) Orkid - Sea World Californai
11) Kayla - Sea World Florida
12) Taima - Sea World Florida
13) Takara - Sea World Texas
14) Kyuquet - Sea World Texas
15) Keet - Sea World Texas
16) Unna - Sea World Texas
17) Lovey - Sea World Japan
18) Sumar - Sea World California
19) Tuar - Sea World Texas
20) Lara - Sea World Japan
21) Nakai - Sea World California
22) Kalia - Sea World California
23) Trua - Sea World Florida
24) Ran II - Sea World Japan
25) Nalani - Sea World Florida
26) Malia - Sea World Florida
27) Earth - Sea World Japan
28) Takara's calf (not sure of the name) - Sea World Texas
The orcas currently at Sea World San Diego are: Corky, Kasatka, Ulises, Orkid, Sumar, Nakai, and Kalia
The orcas currently at Sea World Florida are: Katina, Kalina, Tilikum, Taima, Kayla, Trua, Nalani, and Malia
The orcas currently at Sea World Texas are: Takara, Takara's Calf, Kyuquot, Keet, Unna, and Tuar
The orcas currently at Sea World Japan are: Bingo, Oscar, Stella, Lovey, Lara, Ran II and EarthSource(s): Sea World San Diego Annual Pass Holder and ocean life enthusiast.
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- 1 decade ago
In '87 I went to Sea World in Fla and saw Shamu(19th). Then in '94 I went to the Sea World in San Diego And Saw Shamu but i dont remember what # he was.Im sure they would tell u if u ask.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Too many. We must stop supporting these cruel practices, once people stop supporting Sea World, they will go out of business and less animals will be hurt.
- 7 years ago
i dont think they capture them anymore thats probably illeagel i think they are born in captivity
ALSO KALIA IS MY BFFS NAME OMG