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Killer Whale and Water Parks

The Killer Whale

The Orca or Killer Whale is a marine mammal that belongs to the dolphin family.
The Orca is an extraordinary animal. A perfect killer and he is one of the animals at the top of the food chain, as it has no natural predators.

Adult males can weigh 10 tons while females 7 tons. Is a very social animal and lives in herds of up to 40 specimens that differ according to some characteristics. Not least whether they are permanent or migratory.

Usually, there is a female with other sterile females.They are sedentary or migrating they are following with fish rather than seals or even other cetaceans.

Orcas and Sea Parks

In this post, we are not interested in giving you all the extraordinary features of the Killer Whale. That you can find in this post about orca. We are interested in highlighting the fact that often to please our children, perhaps superficially we bring them to see these animals in the Sea Parks, keep reading and you will see that you will not carry them more.

There is a particularly interesting thing that tells us so much. The Killer Whale usually does not attack humans. There is no documented case of an attack on a man. So much that it is not considered a danger to our species. But with the specimens kept In captivity in the water parks around the world, cases of mortal attacks to humans, usually their instructors, have been several.

The captivity consequences

Killer Whale Tilikum
By Milan Boers –, CC BY 2.0

From this consideration comes the conviction that captivity forces these animals to the advent of high stress. And are these stresses to cause accidents and not the wickedness of the animal. We remember belongs to the dolphin family and does not hunt man.

We take advantage of it to make the audience aware. It’s great to go see these shows up close. But think about how bad is it, should not they be free in their natural habitat to live just as you live that nature has assigned to it?

And then do you know how they are treated to live in these prisons? We said they belonged to the dolphins family, and they are as clever as the dolphins. Just look at the hunting techniques they use. So refined that combined with the force has given them the assassin whale title. And not only that, scientific research has proved that Killer Whales has even a part of the brain more than man. Yes, you have well understood, their brain is complete more than ours.

The Seaworld lesson

The story of Seaworld and especially Tilikum also reveals the relationship between man and animal. These guys (the instructors) started out realizing a dream. And then as time passes they realize that something does not go in the dream. Unfortunately are the deaths of their friends to make them understand. These animals kill because their living conditions are not adequate to their natural needs.

To be honest, it does not take much to understand that 10 tons of animal inside a pool cannot be good. It does not need to be scientists just have to be fair. But we are human and sometimes we need to pass through the experience even hard before to understand.

In conclusion

So dear parents, bring the kids to Disneyland to have fun. And if you just want to teach them to love wild animals (like I hope) bring them to their natural environment. Accompanied by expert guides who will teach you all about them safely and in the respect of the animals. Nature is our biggest teacher, we need to love her.

This post wants to be a help to understand that we are not so different from animals. We are of the same kingdom, we are animals! Why we accept the captivity cruelty? No more animals in captivity, please!!

The video below is a nice story about orca

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