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Ula was a 2 year old female orca who was born at Loro Parque on September 22, 2018. Her mother is Morgan and her father is Keto. She passed away on August 10, 2021.

Morgan immediately took to the calf and the two had been bonding. Despite Morgan being a good mother to her calf, Loro Parque had to step in to nurse Ula because Morgan wasn't producing enough milk. Ula was reunited with Morgan a couple days later, but Morgan continued to not produce enough milk. Trainers ultimately took over nursing Ula.

Sex-Female

Aged-2

Birthday-9/22/18

Birth Place-Loro Parque

Type of Birth-Tail First

Time of Birth-10:50 AM (GMT)

Date of Death-8/10/21

Place of Death-Loro Parque

Family

Parents

Grandparents

  • Paternal Grandmother-Kalina*
  • Paternal Grandfather-Kotar*

Great Grandparents

  • Paternal Great Grandmother-Katina
  • Paternal Great Grandfather-Winston*

Half Sister

  • Victoria (2012)*

Half Brother

  • Adán (2010)

Aunts

  • Baby Shamu 2*, Katerina*, Takara, Unna*, Skyla*, Nalani

Uncles

  • Keet, Taku*, Tuar, Ikaika, Makaio

Cousins

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

Origin of Ula

  • Means "Jewel of the Sea" in Celtic.
  • Pronouned: oo LAH

Weights

  • 350 lbs (September 2018)
  • 500 lbs (January 2019)
  • 1,100 lbs (April 2020)

Lengths

  • 7 ft (September 2018)

Breed

  • 50% Norwegian
  • 37.5% Icelandic
  • 12.5% Southern Resident




On January 13, 2019, it was announced she had been named Ula. She spent a lot of her time with the other females at the park, but was most often seen with Morgan. She could be seen participating in shows with Morgan and the other whales at the park.

According to Ceta Base and park visitors, Keto was her father after a DNA test was done.

Ula became ill in the Spring of 2021 with an intestinal problem. It took several months for her to recover and Loro Parque announced that she had recovered by early June. Ula started showing signs of discomfort in early August and passed away a few days later on August 10, 2021.

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