What Sea World doesn’t want you to know: Unknown secrets of Sea World that are absolutely shocking
2 Food Deprivation
Anonymous reports from former Seaworld trainers have said that the animals are kept a bit hungry as a training tactic to make them perform well for food rewards.
3 Fatal Consequences and injuries
Tilikum an orca was associated with the death of two trainers, Keltie Byrne and Dawn Brancheau. Spending 33 years in captivity will make any animal like an orca stressed out. Orcas too suffer injuries in training. Tilikum is pictured here with a collapsed dorsal fin in 2009. This is an indication of an unhealthy Orca. Moreover reports have revealed that trainers had suffered almost 200 serious injuries ranging from bites and bruising to internal hemorrhaging and death.
4 Shortened Lifespan because of no room to move
Perhaps one of the worse secrets of SeaWorld. In its natural habitat an Orca lives upto 70 years where females live upto a 100 years. In captivity however they live ONLY 13 YEARS. In the wild they swim a 100 miles but in captivity they are restricted to a tank which for them amounts to a tub of water. In order to get their daily dose of activity similar to that of the wild, an Orca would need to swim a 1000 laps or 3000 length back and forth in the tanks which are barely larger than the whale itself.
IN an ocean an Orca will dive to 328 feet and can swim underwater in depths of 850 feet. In an amusement park, the deepest tank is only 40 feet.