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.
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.
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