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@against.captivity - Today, September 20th 2016, marks the 26th anniversary of death of Kanduke.
Kanduke was a 19 year old male orca who was captured in British Columbia on August 16, 1975. He passed away on September 20, 1990 from Pneumonia.
Kanduke was captured along with a female orca who was named Nootka 3. A month after his capture, Kanduke was bought by Marineland Canada. Kanduke soon met Kandu 2 and Knootka. The three were trained and started performing at the parks King Waldorf Theatre. The park went on to acquire more orcas, but those three were the main performers.

Kandu 2 ended up passing away and Kanduke was sold to SeaWorld in 1987. Here he was reintroduced to Katina, who had lived at Marineland for a short time before being sold to SeaWorld. Kanduke was moved to the Orlando park where he met several new whales. After his arrival, he mated with Kona 2 and she became pregnant with their first calf. Sadly, Kona passed away while she was pregnant.

Katina also mated with Kanduke and she became pregnant. On November 4, 1988, Katina gave birth to a female calf named Katerina. Katerina passed away on May 5, 1999. Gudrun also gave birth to his last daughter, Taima, on July 11, 1989. Kanduke became a grandfather on May 14, 1998 when Taima gave birth to her son Sumar. Taima also gave birth to another son, Tekoa, and a daughter named Malia. Taima passed away on June 6, 2010 giving birth to her fourth calf.

Kanduke didn't perform often, though he had at Marineland and has also done waterworks there. He didn't do well with another male named Kotar. The two were involved in an incident where Kotar bit Kanduke's genitals. Kotar was later moved to another park. While it is not known if Kanduke was ever grouped with Katerina or Taima, he was grouped with Kalina when she was a young calf.

In mid September 1990, Kanduke started acting abnormal. Kanduke had come down with bacterial pneumonia and passed away on September 20 where he died at age 20.
May Kanduke Rest In Peace.
Photo to owners.
Song: Superheros by the script.
I think this song perfectly represents Kanduke. For example "when you've been fighting all your life." Represents him.
#kanduke #orca

Awesome to put a face to a name when we visited @skeletonmuseum last week. This is Kanduke, a male orca who formally resided at SeaWorld Orlando. He continues to educate at his new location.
#seaworld #seaworldorlandoflorida #kanduke #skeletons #animalsunveiled #seaworldorlando #orca #whale #skeletonsanimalsunveiled #seaworldcares #orlandoflorida #Orlando #florida #loveflorida #loveFL

I just finished #BeneathTheSurface, & I'm equally moved by this firsthand heartwrenching look into the lives of Orcas in captivity as I was by #Blackfish. This is why I try & try to shed more light on what society fails to recognize as cruelty.

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I just finished #BeneathTheSurface, & I'm equally moved by this firsthand heartwrenching look into the lives of Orcas in captivity as I was by #Blackfish. This is why I try & try to shed more light on what society fails to recognize as cruelty.

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Awesome to put a face to a name when we visited @skeletonmuseum last week. This is Kanduke, a male orca who formally resided at SeaWorld Orlando. He continues to educate at his new location.
#seaworld #seaworldorlandoflorida #kanduke #skeletons #animalsunveiled #seaworldorlando #orca #whale #skeletonsanimalsunveiled #seaworldcares #orlandoflorida #Orlando #florida #loveflorida #loveFL

@against.captivity - Today, September 20th 2016, marks the 26th anniversary of death of Kanduke.
Kanduke was a 19 year old male orca who was captured in British Columbia on August 16, 1975. He passed away on September 20, 1990 from Pneumonia.
Kanduke was captured along with a female orca who was named Nootka 3. A month after his capture, Kanduke was bought by Marineland Canada. Kanduke soon met Kandu 2 and Knootka. The three were trained and started performing at the parks King Waldorf Theatre. The park went on to acquire more orcas, but those three were the main performers.

Kandu 2 ended up passing away and Kanduke was sold to SeaWorld in 1987. Here he was reintroduced to Katina, who had lived at Marineland for a short time before being sold to SeaWorld. Kanduke was moved to the Orlando park where he met several new whales. After his arrival, he mated with Kona 2 and she became pregnant with their first calf. Sadly, Kona passed away while she was pregnant.

Katina also mated with Kanduke and she became pregnant. On November 4, 1988, Katina gave birth to a female calf named Katerina. Katerina passed away on May 5, 1999. Gudrun also gave birth to his last daughter, Taima, on July 11, 1989. Kanduke became a grandfather on May 14, 1998 when Taima gave birth to her son Sumar. Taima also gave birth to another son, Tekoa, and a daughter named Malia. Taima passed away on June 6, 2010 giving birth to her fourth calf.

Kanduke didn't perform often, though he had at Marineland and has also done waterworks there. He didn't do well with another male named Kotar. The two were involved in an incident where Kotar bit Kanduke's genitals. Kotar was later moved to another park. While it is not known if Kanduke was ever grouped with Katerina or Taima, he was grouped with Kalina when she was a young calf.

In mid September 1990, Kanduke started acting abnormal. Kanduke had come down with bacterial pneumonia and passed away on September 20 where he died at age 20.
May Kanduke Rest In Peace.
Photo to owners.
Song: Superheros by the script.
I think this song perfectly represents Kanduke. For example "when you've been fighting all your life." Represents him.
#kanduke #orca

Kanduke was a 19 year old male orca who was captured in British Columbia on August 16, 1975. He passed away on September 20, 1990 from Pneumonia.
Kanduke was captured along with a female orca who was named Nootka 3. A month after his capture, Kanduke was bought by Marineland Canada. Kanduke soon met Kandu 2 and Knootka. The three were trained and started performing at the parks King Waldorf Theatre. The park went on to acquire more orcas, but those three were the main performers.
Kandu 2 ended up passing away and Kanduke was sold to SeaWorld in 1987. Here he was reintroduced to Katina, who had lived at Marineland for a short time before being sold to SeaWorld. Kanduke was moved to the Orlando park where he met several new whales. After his arrival, he mated with Kona 2 and she became pregnant with their first calf. Sadly, Kona passed away while she was pregnant.
Katina also mated with Kanduke and she became pregnant. On November 4, 1988, Katina gave birth to a female calf named Katerina. Katerina passed away on May 5, 1999. Gudrun also gave birth to his last daughter, Taima, on July 11, 1989. Kanduke became a grandfather on May 14, 1998 when Taima gave birth to her son Sumar. Taima also gave birth to another son, Tekoa, and a daughter named Malia. Taima passed away on June 6, 2010 giving birth to her fourth calf.
Kanduke didn't perform often, though he had at Marineland and has also done waterworks there. He didn't do well with another male named Kotar. The two were involved in an incident where Kotar bit Kanduke's genitals. Kotar was later moved to another park. While it is not known if Kanduke was ever grouped with Katerina or Taima, he was grouped with Kalina when she was a young calf.
In mid September 1990, Kanduke started acting abnormal. Kanduke had come down with bacterial pneumonia and passed away on September 20. 
#kanduke#seaworld#savethem#freethewhales#orca#killerwhale

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Above: Kanduke before his death, his teeth were almost non existent. Below: Kanduke's skeleton in a museum in Orlando with added fake teeth, evident by the discolouration. They also look more like the teeth of a resident than a transient orca.
Kanduke was a transient and SeaWorld's prime breeding bull, he died in 1990 at 15 due to Pneumonia (perhaps caused by the ST. Louis encephalitis virus transmitted by Mosquitos). His flesh was turned into pet food and fertiliser whilst his skeleton was put on display in an Orlando museum.

At some point his skeleton was doctored to make it appear like he has teeth, which in reality were destroyed by years of chewing on concrete and metal, and jaw popping.

It would seem Kanduke never retired from the public display industry, even in death. In life he was misrepresented as happy, healthy Shamu. In death his body has been doctored to continue this performance, to shine a positive light on the captivity industry.

For Kanduke the show goes on. ^
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#kanduke #orca #shamu #whale #killerwhale #whaleshow #skeleton #museum #whalemuseum #orlando #seaworld #orlandoseaworld #teeth

The Skeleton Museum: Animals Unveiled Orlando is now open at the I-drive 360 complex below The Eye. This skeleton belongs to a killer whale known as Kanduke.

This is #Junior he is my favourite deceased male #orca ,his story is heartbreaking, full of misery and cruelty.

Junior was a young male caught in #Iceland . Two years after his capture he went to #Marineland in #Canada ,the same place that currently keeps ailing #Kiska .

When Marineland attempted to put him on display he was constantly attacked by the other #orcas and so couldn't be used in shows. Instead Marineland chose to store him in a shallow pool in their warehouse until a buyer could be found. This warehouse is notorious for keeping several dolphins, as well as orca calves, including #Keiko and #Kanduke .

This pool was tiny, shallow and devoid off fresh air, sunlight and stimulation. Sound sensitive Junior had to endure a noisy overhead fan and the constant barking of sea lions in their pool just outside. Junior's only companion was the occassional dolphin shoved into an already too small pool.
No one was interested in buying Junior. Many of the staff didnt even know Junior existed because Marineland was reluctant to admit his existence which they still deny despite photographic and video evidence.

When Junior finally died in 1994 he was alone and was reportedly lethargic and psychotic, he was about 9-13 years of age. One source lists his cause of death as being due to a brain infection.

Junior lived a miserable life where he was forgotten and ignored but he will be remembered by #anticaps like me who want #justiceforjunior
#SeaWorld #Captivitykills #emptythetanks #whale #dolphin #shamu #dontbuyaticket #aquarium #SeaWorldlies #procap #SeaWorldsucks #SinkSeaWorld #RIP

The big male you see in the photo above was the great transient orca Kanduke. He died in 1990 at about 15 years old of St. Louis Encephalitis, which he likely contracted from a mosquito bite. This is a completely unnatural cause of death for a killer whale as they spend such little time at the surface in the wild. In captivity, however, they often log at the surface, sometimes for hours on end. His body was taken apart and it is reported that he was made into dog food. His skeleton, however, remains. Opening in April this year, Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! will be opening in Orlando and Kanduke will make up one of the exhibits. It is unknown whether or not SeaWorld donated his skeleton to the museum or if they sold it, but the museum has made a point to say that it exists more for entertainment than for education. This, to me, is a very sad fact. SeaWorld reaped the rewards of having this majestic animal in captivity and continue to get money off of his legacy by forcing his grand-offspring Malia to wear a clown nose and perform. His other surviving grand-offspring, Tekoa, was sent away on a breeding loan with three relatives to Loro Parque, where he is relentlessly bullied and raked with no way to escape. Being put on display could allow his death to have some meaning if some education went along with it, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Despite what its supporters claim, SeaWorld is not and never has been very educational and continues to ignore and suppress the natural instincts of their animals. Being a transient, Kanduke would have been feasting on other mammals in the wild. In captivity, however, he was fed fish. Kanduke’s story was a sad one and it appears that it is not over yet.

Caption credit: @loveroforcas
Photo by orcalover14

The big male you see in the photo above was the great transient orca Kanduke. He died in 1990 at about 15 years old of St. Louis Encephalitis, which he likely contracted from a mosquito bite. This is a completely unnatural cause of death for a killer whale as they spend such little time at the surface in the wild. In captivity, however, they often log at the surface, sometimes for hours on end. His body was taken apart and it is reported that he was made into dog food. His skeleton, however, remains. Opening in April this year, Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! will be opening in Orlando and Kanduke will make up one of the exhibits. It is unknown whether or not SeaWorld donated his skeleton to the museum or if they sold it, but the museum has made a point to say that it exists more for entertainment than for education. This, to me, is a very sad fact. SeaWorld reaped the rewards of having this majestic animal in captivity and continue to get money off of his legacy by forcing his grand-offspring Malia to wear a clown nose and perform. His other surviving grand-offspring, Tekoa, was sent away on a breeding loan with three relatives to Loro Parque, where he is relentlessly bullied and raked with no way to escape. Being put on display could allow his death to have some meaning if some education went along with it, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Despite what its supporters claim, SeaWorld is not and never has been very educational and continues to ignore and suppress the natural instincts of their animals. Being a transient, Kanduke would have been feasting on other mammals in the wild. In captivity, however, he was fed fish. Kanduke’s story was a sad one and it appears that it is not over yet. 🐋
Photo provided by Jason Lee Scott

New Skeleton Museum to Feature SeaWorld Orca
"A deceased SeaWorld orca skeleton is scheduled to go on display at a new museum in Orlando. Slated to open in April this year, 'Skeletons: Animals Unveiled!' is located in the middle of a growing tourist district and will exhibit over 400 skeletons - including that of an orca from one of SeaWorld's parks.
Let me be clear, I do not have an issue with animal skeletons being on display. I believe it can provide an incredible opportunity to further scientific research and public learning, but two issues with this particular display were immediately apparent. The museum is a 'for profit' enterprise, and the orca's noted cause of death is very much open to debate.
Tipped off to the planned display by Jordan Waltz, a researcher for the documentary 'Blackfish', it was tough not to ponder which of SeaWorld's animals this skeleton belonged to. Furthermore, what does 'natural causes' actually mean in the case of this animal's death?
Thanks to the museum, who confirmed on their Facebook page that this is Kanduke, we know that he was captured in Pedder Bay, British Columbia in 1975. He was estimated to be 10 years old at the time. He died at SeaWorld Orlando on September 20, 1990 of what the MMIR reported as 'Viral Leptomeningitis.' In a peer-reviewed paper however, Drs. Jeffrey Ventre and John Jett revealed that Kanduke had died from a mosquito bite after being fatally infected with St. Louis Encephalitis - not natural causes. In the wild, Kanduke would never have been exposed to infected Mosquitos because orcas spend so little time at the surface.
Whether SeaWorld donated this skeleton to the museum, or whether the museum purchased it, the new facility emphasizes that its skeleton exhibits will focus more on the entertainment aspect of display rather than the educational side. And for me personally, this is the bitterest of pills. I don't blame the museum; SeaWorld, however, did profit from his life and now maybe even his death. This orca's entire existence revolved around entertainment and profit."
(article by Elizabeth Batt)

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