Inouk was born at Marineland Antibes to two Icelandic orcas, Sharkane* and Kim 2*, which makes him too 100% Icelandic.
From a young age, Inouk was intensely curious and known for sizing up human visitors through the glass walls of his tank.
His size is comparable with female orcas much younger than himself, and he has an unusually short dorsal fin.
In 2005, his father died, and 4 years later, his mother followed, which was very hard for a barely 10 year old Inouk. He was very close to his mother and spent the majority of his time with her. Sharkane was the main waterworks whale, and after her death, Inouk took her place.
During the birth of his sister, Inouk helped his mother through the delivery, a duty normally performed by the dominant female of a captive pod.
Today, Inouk is 18 years old and still resists at Marineland along with Moana, Wikie and Keijo.
Caption and video edit by @cetacean_videos
Video credits: Wikie13, Galinette1208, Marineland