Inouk

While my dad was adjusting the video camera, he caught a short clip of Inouk attacking Moana.

We arrived a couple of minutes before the show started. By then, Moana and Inouk was left alone in the show pool, and Keijo and Wikie in one of the back pools.

Inouk continued to attack Moana several times while we were there, but we only got one attack on video and the rest in photos. I will post them later.

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Gender: Male
Pod: N/A
Place of Capture: Born at Marineland Antibes, France
Date of Capture: Born February 23, 1999
Age at Capture: Captive born
Current Location: Marineland Antibes, France

On February 23, 1999, Icelandic female Sharkan gave birth to her second calf, a male named Inouk sired by the Icelandic male Kim II.

Inouk was very close with his mother, and even assisted with the birth of his sister, Wikie - a duty normally performed by the dominant female of a pod. Unfortunately, Sharkan died in 2009, leaving Inouk to take over as the main waterworks whale until waterworks were stopped with all whales.

Since Sharkan’s death, Inouk has become close to his sister Wikie and her calves, two males named Moana and Keijo, and he can often be seen with them. He has never displayed any aggression towards his trainers, and interacts with guests often in the underwater viewing area.

Today, Inouk is 16 years old and despite his age, his dorsal has not sprouted and overall can easily be mistaken for a female Orca. It is believed that his growth is stunted.

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I can’t understand a word, but nice video.

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Keijo logging at the gate to the show pool while Inouk continues to swim in circles. On the other side of the gate is Moana and Wikie.

We ate lunch right beside the orca stadium between the first and the second show. Not until the biginning of the second show, Keijo and Inouk was let in with Wikie and Moana.