That includes wild orcas.
As yet when Seaworld launched their blue world project they stated As part of the project's vision, we have also committed $10 million in matching funds focused on threats to killer whales in the wild, especially those identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration related to the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale.
To date none of that money has been forthcoming.
The Center for Whale Research has been working with the Southern Residents for years. Ken Balcomb is a world renowned wild killer whale expert, working with NOAA If Seaworld truly want to help the Southern Residents wouldn't you think it would be advisable to work with or donate to someone like him, who has been studying them for 37 years?
Sadly as Ken was interviewed for Blackfish, purely because of his expertise, and has given statements saying Given the natural differences among killer whales, breeding them at parks is contentious.
"SeaWorld states it's saving an endangered species, but that's bogus," Ken Balcomb, senior scientist at the Center for Whale Research, says. "They make up stories about their lifestyle, social structure, and life span and try to sell it as fact. It's like Disneyland telling a mouse biologist the way it is. It's horseshit."