Adán was the first orca calf born within a Spanish park. He was born in 2010 to Keto and Kohana, at time of birth, Kohana was only 8 years old. Kohana being so young and not have been raised right herself rejected Àdan as soon as he was born. He was taken into the medical pool where he was raised by the trainers. Even as Adan was being hand-nursed by park staff, Kohana became pregnant again, this time with Vicky*. The father in both pregnancies was Keto, who is Kohana’s uncle, making Adan and Vicky up to 6.25% inbred.
Kohana dismissed both of her calves, because she simply didn't know what to do with them since she has been torn from her mother, Takara, at very young age to be shipped to Loro Parque. As a result, Kohana missed out on the experience that would have passed to her through her mother.
There were concerns when he started to be introduced to the other orcas at the park, months after his birth as he was still young, the larger whales could harm him. Kohana can be placed with Adán but does not play a maternal role to him.
At first he was often put in the show pool prior to the performances, but slowly he was introduced to the rest of the pod and even started performing with them during shows.
Adán was the first whale to be introduced to Morgan when she arrived in 2011 and the two seem to get along well; eventually, Adán was introduced to all of the other whales as well.
Many people have also expressed concern over Adán and his health, as pictures taken at the park show he often looks sickly and has poor body condition.
Vc: Loro Paraue