Credit:Nanki Shirahama Adventure World

Goro was a 20 year old male orca who lived at Nanki Shirahama Adventure World. He was captured in Japan in October 1985 and died on January 21, 2005.

Although Goro lived at the Taiji Whaling Museum, he was soon sold to Nanki Shirahama. Here he met Benkei and Ruka. He lived with several different whales at Nanki and got along well with all of them. He performed with them in shows. He was a very large orca, and despite this, he participated in waterworks and did very well with his trainers. It was hoped that he would eventually sire a calf with Ran, though she eventually became pregnant with Kyu's calf. Sadly, Ran, her calf, and Kyu all passed away close to each other in 2004 and Goro was the only orca left at the park.

It was thought that he could be rejoining Nami at the Taiji Whaling Museum or joining Ku at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Sadly, Goro passed away on January 21, 2005 from pneumonia and he never joined either whale.




Age at Capture-Approximately 1

Place of Capture-Taiji, Japan

Date of Death-1/21/05

Place of Death-Nanki Shirahama Adventure World

Cause of Death-Pneumonia


  • Unknown (Japanese)

Origin of Goro

  • Japanese for "Five"
  • Pronounced: goh ROH


  • 100% Japanese


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