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Kandu was a 5 year old female orca who was captured on February 15, 1967 from Washington, USA. She passed away on February 3, 1971 from pneumonia.

Kandu was captured with several other whales. While the other whales were eventually purchased by other marine parks, Kandu stayed at the Seatlle Marine Aquarium for the first couple of years. Eventually, on December 16, 1969, Kandu was moved to SeaWorld San Diego. She went back and forth between the San Diego and Aurora park. In 1971, she came down with pneumonia and passed away. It is not clear if she passed away in San Diego or Aurora.




Age at Capture-Approximately 1

Place of Capture-Washington, USA

Date of Death-2/3/71

Place of Death-SeaWorld San Diego or Aurora

Cause of Death-Pneumonia


  • Unknown (K Pod)

Origin of Kandu

  • Telugu for "Blackness"
  • Pronounced: can DOO


  • 100% Southern Resident


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