SeaWorld’s Tilikum dying from infection

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Tilikum, the killer whale who was the focus of CNN’s 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” is dying due to an incurable bacterial infection in his lungs. Tilikum has been increasingly sluggish and still for long periods of time, which is abnormal for orcas, a species that is constantly in motion. “Despite the best care available, like all aging animals, he battles chronic health issues that are taking a greater toll as he ages,” SeaWorld said on its website. Residing in SeaWorld’s Orlando, Fla., park, Tilikum is estimated to be 35 years old. He was captured off the cost … Continue reading SeaWorld’s Tilikum dying from infection