Shamu the Whale Day | September 26
Tue Sep 26th

National Shamu The Whale Day

National Shamu the Whale Day, September 26th, honors a famous whale while also raising concerns about orcas.


Shamu is the name used in several of the SeaWorld orca whale shows. It is the stage name given to those performances' "star" of those performances, beginning with the original Shamu in the late 1960s. Shamu died in 1971. However, SeaWorld trademarked the word Shamu. When performing in Shamu shows in several SeaWorld parks, they gave the name to various orcas over the years.

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These warm-blooded mammals live in oceans all around the world. However, they're most common in the Arctic and Antarctic's cooler waters. Female orcas can live up to 90 years, while male orcas can only live up to 60 years. These tenacious hunters are the most prominent members of the dolphin family. These mighty hunters are the most prominent members of the dolphin family.

Dolphins, whales, and whales live in social groups and make it sound as to communicate. They travel in pods. Both the sounds they make and their distinctive markings help them to recognize each other. They also imitate others and appear to deliberately teach skills to their children.

Orca pods can hold up to 40 people, and together they make a strong hunting group. Orcas eat a wide variety of fish, birds, and ocean-dwelling mammals. An orca eats 500 pounds per day on an average.

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Learn more about Shamu and orca whales on the day. Watch videos of Shamu. To post on social media, use #ShamuTheWhaleDay.

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The day's genesis derives from the first surviving baby, Shamu, who was born on September 26, 1985.