62 Orcas Have Died At SeaWorld -- Not A Single One From Old Age
The Oceanic Preservation Society brought this stat to our attention this morning. 62 orcas have died at SeaWorld, and not one has died of old age. They currently hold 27 captive in their marine parks.
Komogawa SeaWorld is responsible for the deaths of 12 orcas since 1970.
Chappy, female age 5 Jumbo, male age 4 Zero, female age 15 days King, male age 4 Caren, female age 7 Freyja, female age 3 Maggie, female age 10 Oscar (aka Wolfie), male age 25 No Name, male age 1 day No Name, female, stillborn Sarah, female age 3 No Name, male age 3 days
SeaWorld San Diego is responsible for 17 deaths since 1971.
Shamu, female age 6 Kandu, female age 4 Kilroy, make age 11 Orky 2, male age 20 Nootka, female age 20 Winston, male age 11 Kona, female age 6 Frankie, male age 5 months Canuck 2, male age 4 Kandu 5, female age 12 Shawn, female age 1 Bjossa, female age 21 Baby Shamu, female age 11 days No Name, female, stillborn No Name, male, stillborn Splash (aka Katak), male age 15 Sumar, male age 12
SeaWorld Orlando is responsible for 19 deaths since 1974.
Ramu, male age 15 Kandu 3, female age 4 Canuck, male age 5 Sandy, female age 5 Kandu 4, male age 15 Kenau, female age 15 Gudrun, female age 19 Kona 2, female age 10 Nootka 4, female age 12 Kalina, female age 25 No Name, sex unknown, found during necropsy of Kona 2 Taima, female age 21 No Name, male, mother died during pregnancy Nyar, female age 5 No Name, female, stillborn No Name, female, stillborn No Name, male, stillborn No Name, male, stillborn No Name, female, stillborn
SeaWorld San Antonio is responsible for 14 deaths since 1990.
Winnie, female age 24 Kahana, female age 12 Kotar, male age 16 Haida 2, female age 19 Samoa, female age 8 Katerina, female age 10 No Name, sex unknown, miscarriage No Name, female, stillborn Taku, male age 14 No Name, female age 38 days No Name, male, mother died during pregnancy No Name, female, stillborn Halyn, female age 5 No Name, sex unknown, miscarriage SeaWorld and marine parks profit off keeping orcas and other marine animals in captivity -- despite evidence that captivity not only induces unnatural behaviors in whales, but also endangers trainers. Join us in pledging never to visit SeaWorld or other marine parks until they empty their orca tanks.