|Cause of death
|Pender Harbor, British Columbia, Canada
|Approx. 6 years
|December 12, 1969
Calypso was a female orca who was captured in Pender Harbor, British Columbia, Canada on December 12, 1969.
On that day, a group of 12 orcas were captured in Pender Harbor. Out of these, 6 were kept in captivity while the other 6 were set free.
A young female orca named Calypso, one of the captured ones, was transported to the Cleethorpes Zoo in Great Britain just 17 days after her capture. She spent several months at the zoo before being relocated to Marineland France.
Calypso gained recognition as the first artificially inseminated female orca, although the attempt was not successful.
Calypso died in December 1970 due to reasons that remain unknown.