Kona2 and kalina

Kona 2 and Kalina. Credit:SeaWorld

Kona 2 was a 12 year old female orca who was captured in Iceland on October 12, 1977. She passed away on October 15, 1987 at SeaWorld Orlando.

Soon after her capture, Kona was moved to Dolfinarium Harderwijk. Here she lived with six other whales until they were purchased by other aquariums. Kona was eventually sold and moved to SeaWorld Orlando. Here she met a male named Ramu. Other whales came in and out and Ramu passed away. In 1984, Kona met a female named Katina. Kona 2 and Katina got along very well and performed together in shows. They often did waterworks together as well.

On September 26, 1985, Katina gave birth to her first calf, a female, named Kalina. Although Kona had not had a calf of her own, she assisted Katina with her calf. Kona became very close with Kalina and all three performed together. Kona was a reliable whale and she did very well with her trainers.

In 1987, Kona became pregnant with her first calf by Kanduke. Sadly, Kona passed away while pregnant from a lung abscess. 




Age at Capture-Approximately 2

Place of Capture-Ingolfshofdi, Iceland

Date of Death-10/15/87

Place of Death-SeaWorld Orlando

Cause of Death-Lung Absess



Origin of Kona

  • Icelandic for "Woman"
  • Hawaiian for "Lady"
  • Pronounced: KOE nah


  • 100% Icelandic


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