Posted by: The ocean update | January 6, 2017

SeaWorld : ‘Blackfish’ killer whale Tilikum has died (Florida, USA)

Killer whale Tilikum watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break. Source: AP

Killer whale Tilikum watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break. Source: AP

January 6th, 2017. ORLANDO, Fla. – Tilikum, the orca at the center of the documentary “Blackfish,” has died.

According to SeaWorld, Tilikum passed away early this morning surrounded by the trainers, care staff and veterinarians.

Tilikum had recently faced some very serious health issues. 

While the official cause of death will not be determined until the necropsy is completed, the SeaWorld veterinarians were treating a persistent and complicated bacterial lung infection.

Tilikum has been at SeaWorld for more than 25 years.

Tilikum’s life will always be inextricably connected with death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.

Ed Sibylline : (Kate B.) 33 years in captivity, estimated to be only 3 years old when stolen from his family.

More info : Cruelty of the aquarium exposed in killer whale documentary ‘Blackfish’ (link)

SeaWorld killer whales are slaves – PETA (USA) (link)

Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales (USA) (link)

Killer Whales, Killer Stress : Captive Orcas Fight Back and Fight to Survive (link)

Source

Advertisements

Categories

%d bloggers like this: