In any other institution animals with no conservation value what so ever would end up with a Marius the giraffe situation, despite having to register births and deaths, Seaworld are still allowed to manage their own stud book.
During the recent voice of San Diego debate Dr Robeck stated that Seaworld have had 29 successful births, a figure he seems proud of, yet the total number of orcas is only 29, so what does that say about the death rate?
Note there are no Southern Residents left as apart from Lolita those captured by SeaWorld in Puget Sound are all dead.
The gene pools in other captive facilities have also now ran out Japan Kamogawa
Lara (f)- Icelandic - mother Stella father Bingo Lovey (f) - Icelandic - mother Stella (Icelandic) father Bingo (Icelandic)
Luna (f)- Icelandic - mother Lovey, father Oscar (Icelandic)
Earth (m) - Icelandic - mother Lovey, father Oscar Gene pool ran out, 2 sisters and Lovey's calves.
Japan Port of Nagoya
Bingo (m) - Icelandic DECEASED AUG 2014 Ran 2 (f) - Icelandic - mother Stella, father Bingo Rin (f) - Icelandic - mother Stella, father Bingo Stella (f) - Icelandic Gene pool ran out - mother, father and 2 daughters Marineland Antibes