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Tilikum, SeaWorld’s beloved and controversial whale, has died

  • Tilikum, the orca whale that was the crown jewel of SeaWorld’s aquatic attractions and subject of documentary Blackfish, died on Friday morning. He is estimated to have been 36 years old.
  • SeaWorld described Tilikum as a “beloved member of the SeaWorld family” who was “surrounded by the trainers, care staff and veterinarians that provided him around-the-clock world-class care” when he died.
  • While the official cause of death has not yet been determined, the park said that Tilikum had been suffering from “very serious health issues,” including a bacterial lung infection. Read more

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