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Tahlequah  (J35)

Tahlequah (J35)

Population Type: Southern Resident
Sex: Female
Birth Year: 1998

Tahlequah (J35) is a female killer whale born in 1998. Tahlequah has one living offspring, Notch (J47). She gave birth to her second calf in July 2018, which unfortunately died shortly after birth. She was observed grieving, carrying her dead calf's body around for 17 days before finally letting it go.

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