Tilikum is a 12000 pound (believed to be 14000 pounds now) bull orca who lives in Seaworld Orlando. He is about 30 years old and has been performing and living at Seaworld for many years now and is a very gently and gorgeous animal. Sadly on February 24th 2010 his life changed dramatically when he sadly killed Dawn Brancheau during the "Dine With Shamu" presentation. Since then Tilikum has not been directly touched or interacted with, he's only aloud to be fed if a barrier is between him and his trainer or a glass wall. Tilikum is believed to be depressed and unhealthy. He has currently stopped performing for unknown reasons many believe he is sick or retired but no one knows for sure. He used to hang out with a young male, "Trua" but has mysteriously stopped. It is believed Trua annoyed him. So now the question is how can we improve Tilikums life to the best of our ability(while keeping him in captivity)? I would like to get Tilikum more enrichment, more pools to roam through, and if possible a little bit of human contact. I think Seaworld does a great job taking care of Tilikum and its other animals but there is always room to improve. Hopefully with some research we can find ways to improve this beautifuls animals life so he can live the rest of his life happy and healthy.
Please Note: This is not an anti cap or pro cap petition. This petition is only focused on keeping Tilly at Seaworld while improving his life.