[Editor's note: At the end of 2013 there were 52 orcas living in captivity around the world. Each week, 52Orcas profiles an individual orca so we can better understand his or her life history. You can see the entire project on the 52Orcas Dodo page here.]
Rin is a baby orca born in captivity and the first calf successfully born at the Port of Nagoya Aquarium in Japan. While seven months pregnant, her mother Stella was separated from two of her children and moved to Nagoya. Rin now lives with her mother, father and sister, in a tank populated exclusively with her family members. However, this is an unnatural way to group an orca family, for in the wild fathers are not normally in the same pod as their offspring. Rin has 100% Icelandic DNA.