Kyuquot 2


Kyuquot is a 27 year old male orca who lives at SeaWorld San Antonio. His mother is Haida 2 and his father is Tilikum. He was born on Christmas Eve 1991 at Sealand Victoria.

Kyuquot only lived here for a short amount of time. A trainer had fallen into the pool and drowned. Soon after, him, his parents, and another female all moved to SeaWorld parks. Kyuquot was very close to his mother, who died in 2001. 




Birth Place-Sealand Victoria, BC

Type of Birth-Tail First

Time of Birth-12:40 (PST)




Half Brothers

  • Taku (1993)*, Sumar (1998)*, Tuar (1999), Tekoa (2000), Nakai (2001), Ikaika (2002), Makaio (2010)

Half Sisters

  • Nyar (1993)*, Haida 2's Calf (1994)*, Unna (1996)*, Kohana (2002), Skyla (2004), Malia (2007), Sakari (2010)


  • Nalani, Victoria*


  • Trua, Adan

Origin of Kyuquot

  • Nootka for "Land of Many Winds"
  • Pronunciation-ky YOU kit


  • Ky


  • 350 lbs (December 1991)
  • 2,000 lbs (November 1994)
  • 8,200 lbs (December 2011)
  • 8,300 lbs (June 2012)
  • 9,300 lbs (March 2015)


  • 7 ft (December 1991)
  • 22 ft (March 2015)


  • 100% Icelandic

He used to perform waterworks, though after several incidents, he was not allowed to anymore. Kyuquot is a very large male and can still do many athletic behaviors such as front flips. He is the largest orca at San Antonio, weighing over 9,000 pounds. He is a reliable whale and is most often grouped with Tuar, though he likes spending time with Takara and can be seen with any of his pod mates.

On April 19, 2017, Takara gave birth to Kyuquot's first calf. The calf was a female named Kyara. Kyara passed away on July 24, 2017 from an infection, thought to be pnemonia. Kyuquot had met his daughter before she passed.

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