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Lolita (Miami Seaquarium, USA)

Current number of facilities with orcas in captivity: 15

For pictures of a certain facility simply click on the facility's name!

These facilities are keeping orcas captive:

SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, CA USA The Blackstone Group L.P. 1965 10 16
SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, FL USA The Blackstone Group L.P. 1973 6 13
SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, TX USA The Blackstone Group L.P. 1988 5 11
Miami Seaquarium Key Biscayne / Miami, FL USA Wometco Enterprises (Arthur Hertz) 1968 1 1
MarineLand Canada Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada John Holer (private company) 1971 1 17
Mundo Marino San Clemente del Tuy˙, Buenos Aires Argentina Mundo Marino S.A. (orca is owned by State of Argentina) 1985 1 3
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin Island, Zhuhai, Guangdong China Guangdong Chimelong Group Co. Ltd 2014 9 0
Kamogawa Sea World Kamogawa, Chiba-Prefecture Japan GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts Co.,Ltd (Japan) 1970 4 11
Wuxi Changqiao Ocean Kingdom Wuxi China under construction until 2019 2017 2 0
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture Japan Port of Nagoya (public ownership) 2003 3 3
Seaside Dolphinarium / TINRO Nakhodka, Vladivostok Russia research facility 2012 1 0
Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean World Shanghai China under construction, whales currently held at Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park 2016 4 0
unknown facility unknown Russia probably a temporary holding facility 2018 2 0
Marineland Antibes, Cote D'Azur France Parques Reunidos S.A. (Spain) 1969 4 8
Loro Parque Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife Spain Wolfgang Kiessling (orcas are owned by SeaWorld, except for Morgan where the status is unclear) 2006 7 1
Moscow Dolphinarium and Aquarium Moscow Russia VVC All-Russia Exhibition Centre 2013 3 0

Some former facilities that recently kept orcas captive:

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