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Morgan 8435

Credit:Loro Parque

Morgan is an 11 year old female orca who lives at Loro Parque. She was rescued on June 23, 2010 in The Netherlands after being found by a fisherman. She was rescued by the Dolfinarium Harderwijk where she recovered from extreme starvation and other illnesses.

She remained there for a year and a half in a tiny pool that was meant for her recovery. She was deemed unreleasable as she was too young to be able to survive on her own. She was in need of a larger tank as she was growing and her tank was much to small to house an orca. She also needed other orcas for companionship. In November 2011, it was decided to send her to Loro Parque in Spain. They had 5 other orcas and had a much larger facility to house her in. She arrived on November 29th.

Sex-Female

Age-11

Rescued-6/23/10

Age at Rescue-Approximately 3

Place of Rescue-Ameland, Netherlands

Family

Calves

Origin of Morgan

  • Welsh for "Bright Sea"
  • Pronounced: more GAN

Weights

  • 928 lbs or 421 kg (June 2010)
  • 2,460 lbs or 1,115 Kg (February 2012)
  • 3,007 lbs or 1,364 kg (July 2012)
  • 3,366 lbs or 1,527 Kg (May 2013)
  • 3,530 lbs or 1,600 Kg (November 2013)
  • 4,000 lbs (June 2015)
  • 4,800 lbs (April 2016)


Lengths

  • 11 ft or 3 m (June 2010)
  • 14.3 ft or 4.37 m (July 2012)
  • 15.4 ft or 4.7 M (May 2013)
  • 17 ft (April 2016)

Breed

  • 100% Norwegian

Soon she met the other orcas within the park. She is grouped with all of them, but spends a lot of time with Adan and Tekoa. 

In May 2012, Loro Parque announced that Morgan was deaf. An orca's hearing is very important for them to be able to hunt and socialize. This could very well be the reason she was found so emmaciated and far from where orcas are seen in the wild. 

On December 3, 2017, Loro Parque confirmed that Morgan was pregnant with her first calf. The father of her calf is Keto or Tekoa. Morgan gave birth to her calf on September 22, 2018. She immediately took to the calf. Despite Morgan being a good mother to her calf, Loro Parque had to step in to nurse her calf because she wasn't producing enough milk. This only lasted a couple days though, as Morgan started producing more milk and the two were reunited. Morgan is nursing the calf again. The calf is a female.


Meet Morgan

Meet Morgan

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