The Killer Whale And Dolphin Conservation Essay

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According to the WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) organization, at least 44 orcas have died in SeaWorld. There is at least 40 killer whales that are still in captivity (Killer Whales in Captivity, 1). Within 30 years, there has been 3 deaths at SeaWorld. It was caused by the same killer whale. The killer whale is called Tilikum (10 things you didn’t know about SeaWorld, 1). Tilikum was the start of why the audience started to question what was going on behind the gates. SeaWorld has been known to bring fun into family’s lives while enjoying the containment of marine animals. Indeed, SeaWorld is not only saving animals but instead they are mistreating all the creatures. SeaWorld should come to an end. Killer whales are known to the best sociable animals, especially when it comes to their family. The name killer whales came from the term “killer of whales”, only because they eat other whales like dolphins and other whales (Killer Whales of the World, 7). The killer whales’ prey are squid, fish, sharks, rays, marine reptiles, seabirds, marine mammals, and terrestrial mammals (Killer Whales of the World, 129). Male killer whales life ranges from 60 to 70 years. Female killer whales maximum life span is 80 to more than 100 years (10 things you didn’t know about SeaWorld, 10). Dolphins and killer whales are known to swim up to 100 miles a day in the wild. There has never been a well-documented attack of the killer whales on humans in the wild, only in captivity situations…

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