Kasatka was born in the wild, and had numerous descendants at SeaWorld.
Experts fear other members of the orca’s pod may have so much toxic PCBs in their bodies that they can’t reproduce.
The Puget Sound whale may have been over 100 years old.
I recently got back from my 7th continent trip - a basecamp activity cruise to Antarctica. As one would anticipate, it truly was a trip of a lifetime and filled with unexpected adventures at every turn.
“That guy deserves to live!”
Like toolmaking, teaching was once thought to be an exclusive capacity of the human mind. It's not, but teaching is rare, and teachers are an elite group.
Dentition as a Welfare Indicator Do you remember going to the dentist as a child for a checkup? Do you remember how happy
There is no freedom from their dependence on their human keepers for food. Captivity is a full-time duty that has been forced upon them by humans, and there are never any breaks from it.
More killer whales have been spotted along the California coast than normal.
Even though the decision to end captive breeding of orcas is a much-needed step in the right direction, the way that SeaWorld has presented its decision to the public and the media has been disingenuous. SeaWorld is bowing to consumer pressure to survive.