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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Orcas in Captivity Health Behavior Statistics 148 148 Since 1961, atleast 148 killer whales have beentaken out of the wild and put into captivity. 126 126 of these orcas are now dead Being in a tight enclosurewith nothing insideto occupy the orcas leadsto boredom and stress.The whales are known to repededly swim in small circles or float lifelesslywhich doesnt occur in the wild. Killer whales have never attacked any humans in the wild buthave often lashed out at trainers,killing them.The trainer in the picturewas killed by the whale (Tillikum) shown as well.He continues to preform today. Teeth raking. 100% of male Orcas in captivity have acollapsed dorsal fin while only 1%-5%have them in the wild. This is a signthat the Orca is not receiving natural stimulants like it would in the wild topromote full development. Due to a high level of stress causing a weakerimmune system, whales in captivity are more prone to viruses and serious bacterial infectionseven though the environment is said to be "cleaner". Dental problems are one of the main health concernsfor whales in captivity. They often break off when biting steel and have holes drilled in them. Without proper flushing, the mouth develops serious infections. Being put into captivitywith Orcas from other pods causes dominanceproblems and results in teeth raking among the whales. Killer whales were first caught and put into captivity in 1960and put on display for the public. A short time after, that orca died and it wasn't until 5 years later another orca would be capturedfrom the wild and put into captivity on display to preform for the public.
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