Wikie is a 20 year old female orca who lives at Marineland Antibes, where she was born on June 1, 2001. Her mother is Sharkane and her father is Kim 2. In 2009, Wikie was involved in an incident where she pushed a trainer underwater. Other small incidents have happened throughout the years, but waterworks stopped after this. Wikie is a reliable whale though and can often be seen in performances with the other whales.
Birth Place-Marineland Antibes
Type of Birth-Tail First
Time of Birth-7:00 (CST)
Origin of Wikie
In 2009, Wikie was artificially inseminated with Ulises semen. Ulises lives in SeaWorld San Diego and it was thought he wasn't capable of siring calves. Yet after multiple attempts, Wikie became pregnant. Wikie gave birth to both her and Ulises' first calf on March 16, 2011. Her calf was the first orca to be born through artificial insemination in Europe and the third in the world. At first it was reported she had a daughter and was named Moana. Soon after though, it was announced he was a male and that they would keep his name.
Wikie gave birth to her second calf and second son on November 20, 2013. The father was never confirmed, but is said to be Valentin. On April 14, 2014, Marineland announced the calf had been named Keijo.
Wikie has been a very good mother. She spends a lot of time with her sons. She has pushed both of her calves to be independent from a young age. She is also close with her brother Inouk and the four of them spend a lot of time together.
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