Tilikum during a 2009 performance at SeaWorld
Species Orcinus orca Breed Icelandic Sex Male Born c. December 1981 Died January 6, 2017 (aged 35) Orlando, Florida Years active 1983–2016 Offspring 21 (10 alive as of January 2017) Weight 12,500 lb (5,700 kg) Tilikum (c. December 1981 – January 6, 2017), nicknamed  Tilly, was a  . He was captured in Iceland in 1983 at captive orca , near Hafnarfjörður . About a year later, he was transferred to Reykjavík in Sealand of the Pacific . Victoria, British Columbia He was subsequently transferred in 1992 to  SeaWorld . Orlando, Florida Tilikum was heavily featured in  ' 2013 documentary CNN Films . Blackfish
Tilikum became notorious for his involvement in the deaths of three people: a trainer at the now-defunct Sealand of the Pacific, a man trespassing in SeaWorld Orlando, and a SeaWorld Orlando trainer.
He sired 21 calves, of which ten are still alive.
Tilikum was a large bull
; the largest in captivity. orca He measured 22.5 feet (6.9 m) long and weighed about 12,500 pounds (5,700 kg).  His pectoral fins were 7 feet (2.1 m) long, his fluke curled under, and his 6.5-foot-tall (2.0 m) dorsal fin was  completely to his left side.