Friday, 11 March 2016

Tilikum, the SeaWorld killer whale at the centre of 'Blackfish', is slowly dying

Tilikum during one his shows at Sea World in Orlando, Florida. Photo / Getty Images 
Over the last 35 years, America's most famous living killer whale has shouldered a fraught history, emerging as the symbol of both orcas' elegance and their capacity for violence. As the focus of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, Tilikum - affectionately called "Tili" - has been at once regarded as a victim of captivity and a maker of tragedy.

On Tuesday, SeaWorld Orlando announced that that knotty story may soon be coming to a slow and quiet end.

The marine park that has owned Tilikum for more than two decades said in a statement on its website that he is suffering from an illness that may likely take his life.

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