Tilikum: A Star in Changing the Conservation Conversation

After the heart-breaking death of world-famous killer whale Tilikum, the debate about the role of zoological parks has come into the limelight again. Tilikum principally rose to fame through the documentary Blackfish, which highlighted the cruelty subjected to orcas as they are captured and forced into the entertainment business. Most importantly, the lesser-known intelligence and …

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How far is captivity responsible for increasing counts of psychosis and health problems in Orcinus orcas?

Orcinus orcas, or killer whales as they are more commonly known, are one of the most intelligent species on the planet. In their natural environment, such as the Arctic region, orcas can swim hundreds of miles a day in close-knit family pods, often forty orca-strong. In the wild, there are no records of orcas attacking …

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