Kurobe was captured in March 1987. He, along with Haruka and Liner, arrived at Toba Aquarium on March 27, 1987. Haruka had a calf that he may have sired in 1994, and again in 1995. Laura arrived in 1996, and gave birth to one of his possible children on May 20, 1997. This child (Laurie) was the first to survive past their first year. Five days later was another successful calf, named Kai, born to Haruka. On March 25, 1999 alongside his possible daughter Laurie, Kurobe moved to Miyajima Public Aquarium. Laurie lived there with him until her death in 2002. Kurobe then died sometime in 2005.