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Tai was a 13 year old male orca who was captured in Japan on February 26, 1979. He passed away at the Taiji Whaling Museum in June 1982.

Tai was one of the older whales captured in Japanese waters. He was captured along with Benkei, Chi and two other females. The two females passed away soon after and Benkei was moved. Chi sadly passed away a month after Benkei moved and Tai had no other orca companions until four more were captured in 1982. Sadly three of them passed away and the other was moved. Tai passed away himself in June 1982 from an unknown cause. It is not known if Tai performed at Taiji.

Sex-Male

Aged-13+

Captured-2/26/79

Age at Capture-Approximately 10+

Place of Capture-Taiji, Japan

Date of Death-6/--/82

Place of Death-Taiji Whaling Museum

Cause of Death-Unknown

Family

  • Unknown (Japanese)

Origin of Tai

  • Chinese for "Big"
  • Pronounced: ty

Weights

  • 8,800 lbs (1979)

Lengths

  • 23 ft (1979)

Breed

  • 100% Japanese

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