Trua remained in Orlando, Florida, when his mother was shipped to San Antonio after just three years together. The pair were later reunited, only to be separated once more the following year.
Takara's mother, Kasatka, reportedly helped Takara deliver her first calf, highlighting the bond that orcas typically have in the wild. In the time since, SeaWorld not only separated Takara from her mother (after 12 years) but also took two of her own calves away from her.
Tekoa's mother never learned to care for calves properly, and those who survived were taken from her, including Tekoa, who after three years was moved to Texas and then to Loro Parque, where he's still kept today. After being bred repeatedly by SeaWorld, Tekoa's mother ultimately died from complications that arose during the delivery of a stillborn male calf.