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Athena and Kiska. Credit: Toronto Sun

 Athena was a female orca who was born at Marineland Canada on August 8, 2004. Her mother is Kiska and her father is Kandu 7. She died on May 24, 2009.

Athena was Kiska's last calf and first daughter. In 2006, a male calf names Ikaika was transferred to Marineland and the two would often play together. She learned how to do several more advanced behaviors and performed in splash sessions. Unfortunately, in 2009 she became ill and passed away.

Sex-Female

Aged-4

Birthday-8/8/04

Place of Birth-Marineland Canada

Date of Death-5/24/09

Place of Death-Marineland Canada

Cause of Death-Unknown

Family

Parents

Brothers

  • Kiska's Calf (1992)*, Kanuck (1994)*, Nova (1996)*, Hudson (1998)*

Half Sisters

  • Neocia (1992)*, Malik (1996)*, Nootka 5's Calf (1998)*, April (2004)*

Half Brothers

  • Algonquin (1999)*

Unknown Siblings

  • Nootka 5's Miscarriage (2001)*, Nootka 5's Miscarriage (2006)*

Niece/Nephew

  • Neocia's Miscarriage*

Origin of Athena

  • Greek
  • Meaning "Goddess of Wisdom" and "Guardian of Athens".
  • Named in honor of the Olympics in Athens Canada.
  • Pronunciation: ah-THEE-nuh

Breed

  • 100% Icelandic

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