| April 27, 2016: |
Video footage has emerged that shows a young killer whale, almost definitely Morgan, bashing repeatedly into the gate of a medical pool at Loro Parque. The Dutch government failed to protect this young girl and now she's paying the prize...
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Update: excellent article on the situation by Sam Lipman from Ocean Advocate News
| March 17, 2016: |
SeaWorld has announced today that it will end all orca breeding programs and phase out killer whales in captivity. This is a major breakthrough that hopefully will have other facilities across the globe reconsider their own cetacean captivity programs. Incredible how the backlash from Blackfish has changed the world...
Source: Los Angeles Times
| March 8, 2016: |
Tilikum at SeaWorld Florida is seriously ill, according to a SeaWorld press release:
"We are saddened to report that over the past few weeks, Tilikum's behavior has become increasingly lethargic, and the SeaWorld veterinary and animal care teams are concerned that his health is beginning to deteriorate.
| January 20, 2016: |
A recent government reply to a Chinese NGO enquiry has revealed that there now a total of nine orcas kept at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in China. It had already been speculated that two more killer whales captured off Russia in 2013 were transfered to China. Now it turns out that two of the 2015 captives have been moved to Chimelong. Also, the 2104 captive that had been thought to be at an unknown Chinese facility, is actually at Chimelong as well.
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