L106 Pooka born to L86 (Surprise), her first calf, first seen June, 2005
Pooka is a sprouting male Southern Resident Orca, born 2006. Mother is Surprise L86, born 1991. According to the Whale Museums list of whales, Pooka was named after a mythical creature from Celtic folklore who is a shapeshifter who most often appears as a black and white horse. Pooka is the son of Surprise! (L-86). His younger sister Sooke (L-112) was found washed up on a Washington beach in February 2012. Pooka and his mother spend most of their time with his two aunts and cousins.