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.
Inouk at Marineland Antibes can be identified by the shapes of his eye patches. The left eye is pointed at the front with two little parts taken out of it. Reminds me of an angel wing. The right eye has more white that runs into the black at the front than the other orca. His dorsal has noticable notches.