Asuka was captured along with five other orcas. She and Ku were both moved to the Taiji Whaling Museum. After a month, she was moved to Izu-Mito Sea Paradise where she met a male orca named Yamato (previously known as Tanouk). The two got along well and performed together in shows. They hoped the two would go on to have a calf, but in 2000, Yamato passed away and the park never acquired another killer whale. Instead, Asuka lived with dolphins. Sadly, Asuka herself passed away in September 2007.
Age at Capture-Approximately 7
Place of Capture-Hatajiri Bay, Japan
Date of Death-9/19/07
Place of Death-Izu-Mito Sea Paradise
Cause of Death-Unknown
Origin of Asuka
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