In Japan, Lovey was the first successfully born and raised orca in captivity and today she is a mother of two. Until a few years ago, Lovey lived in a tank with her son, mother, father and two younger sisters. But this all changed at the end of 2011, when both Lovey and her mom, Stella, became pregnant. In order to make room for these expecting births, this tight family unit was spilt up, leaving Lovely alone to raise her younger sister and son. Now Lovey is the matriarch of this fragmented family.