the killer whale Tilikum, known from the documentary “Blackfish,” has died.
the Whale killed a trainer in 2010, and created a great debate about whether orcas should be held in captivity.
Tilikum had, and will continue to have, a special place in our hearts here in the Seaworld family, ” says Seaworlds ceo Joel Manbo to Bloomberg.
the killer whale Tilikum, which killed one person at Seaworld for seven years ago – has died.
This writes Bloomberg.
The gigantic whale died on Friday. The cause of death is unclear, but he had been treated for a bacterial infection who did not want to give in.
Dödsspäckhuggaren was about 36 years old, was 6.7 feet long and weighed over 5 tons.
Tilikum was in the focus of the much talked about the documentary “Blackfish”, as CNN did and then aired on Netflix. He killed his trainer in 2010, and should also have been responsible for two deaths in the 90′s.
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“Blackfish” became a very talked about that documentary when it came in 2013, and created new life in the debate on Seaworlds be or not to be.
That Tilikum had killed several persons, and to späckhuggarna gave each other, showed clearly that there are animals that do not feel good to be held in captivity or trained, she meant it.
Seaworlds ceo, Joel Manbo, does not mention the deaths that the killer whale was involved in, but says instead that Tilikums attendant will mourn his death.
Tilikum had, and will continue to have, a special place in our hearts here in the Seaworld family, just like the millions of people all over the entire world he inspired. My thoughts go out to our team who took care of him as a family, ” says Manbo to Bloomberg.
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