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Keiko (II) (1976–2003)

Keiko, a Genus Orca whale, was born in 1976 and captured off the coast of Iceland in 1979. He was sold to the marine park industry, and in 1985 he arrived to Reino Aventura in Mexico City where and lived a normal life for a captive whale until 1993. In that year, he was cast as "Willy" in the movie "Free Willy," capturing the hearts of millions of... See full bio »


in Iceland


(age 27) in Taknes Bay, Norway

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 1997 Free Willy 3: The Rescue
Willy (uncredited)
 1996 Azul (TV Series)
Keiko (1996)
 1993 Free Willy
Willy (uncredited)
 1990 Keiko en peligro
 1987 Quinceañera (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Orca

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Buried at Taknes in Halsa county, Norway, his grave sits right next to the ocean. On Januray 7th 2004, 300 Norwegian kindergarten and school children placed rocks at the gravesite to commemorate the popular whale. See more »

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