kilroy was captured from k pod along with kandu, ramu, and skana. he was first sent to the seattle marine aquarium, and shortly after to seaworld in san diego. he spent 11 years being flown back and forth between san diego and ohio, where he was reunited with kandu, a probable k pod family member.
kilroy was apparently a ‘reliable’ whale and was not known to be aggressive towards trainers or the other whales. in 1978 after eleven years in captivity kilroy died at age 13 after contracting gangrenous pneumonia.