Credit: Zoos.media

Adán is a 10 year old male orca who was born on October 13, 2010, though Loro Parque celebrates his birthday on the 12th, which is Spain's national holiday. His mother is Kohana and his father is Keto. He was the first orca to be born in Loro Parque and also the first orca to be born in Spain.

After his birth, his mother Kohana rejected him as she didn't know how to take care of a calf. He is also slightly inbred as Kohana's mother Takara, is Keto's half sister. This combination means Adán could be up to 6.25% inbred.

Sex-Male

Age-10

Birthday-10/13/10

Birth Place-Loro Parque

Type of Birth-Tail First

Time of Birth-Morning (BST)

Length of Labor-2 Hours

Family

Parents

Grandparents

Great Grandparents

  • Maternal Great Grandmother-Kasatka*
  • Maternal Great Grandfather-Kotar*
  • Paternal Great Grandmother-Katina
  • Paternal Great Grandfather-Winston*

Sister

  • Victoria (2012)*

Half Sister

  • Ula (2018)

Aunts

  • Takara, Nyar*, Unna*, Skyla, Malia, Sakari, Kamea, Kyara*

Uncles

  • Kyuquot, Keet, Taku*, Keto, Sumar*, Tuar, Tekoa, Nakai, Ikaika, Trua, Makaio, Makani

Cousins

  • Kohana, Kalia, Halyn*, Trua, Nalani, Sakari, Victoria*, Kamea, Amaya, Kyara, Ula

Origin of Adán

  • Means "The First Man" in Spanish and is the Spanish form of "Adam".
  • Means "Man" and "Earth" in both Spanish and Hebrew.
  • Pronunciation-ah DAHN

Other Names Considered

  • Pua

Weights

  • 330 lbs (October 2010)
  • 1,192 lbs (October 2011)
  • 2,300 lbs (2016)
  • 2,950 lbs (March 2018)

Lengths

  • 6.5 ft (October 2010)
  • 9.8 ft (October 2011)
  • 14.1 ft (2016)

Breed

  • 87.5% Icelandic
  • 12.5% Southern Resident


Adán can be seen with any of the other whales at the park. The first whale he was introduced to was Keto. He was the first to be introduced to his younger sister, Victoria, and the two could often be seen together. Around September 2012, Adán started appearing in shows along with the older orcas. As he is getting older, he is learning more advanced behaviors.


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Parto de Kohana - Loro Parque

Kohana Giving Birth to Adán

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Meet Adan

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