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Orcas Versus Glacier
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11 Facts About Orca In Captivity...
1.Orcas kept in cramped spaces can develop violent and/or psychotic behavior.
2.Breeding captive whales can pass on these developed traits.
3.Scientists say Orcas in captivity usually only live up to 25 years, while their average life span in the wild is 50 to 80 years.
4.Earlier pregnancies among Orcas lead to higher calf mortality rate.
5.The stress of captivity causes them extreme oral health problems.
6.Limited swimming space, stress,and warmer water temperatures can cause their fins to collapse over.
7.Since 1961 (when the whale captivity industry began) 141 Orcas have been captured.125 are now dead.
8.The median life span of these 125 captive Or as is approximately 4 years.
9.Orcas are incredibly social animals who travel with family in pods of up to 40 whales.
10.Aquarium Orcas are fed monotonous foods, while their diets require a variety of prey.
11.Whales that are kept in chlorinated tanks have similar effects to humans living in chlorine water. The harsh chemicals irritate their skin and eyes and leaves them dry.
.....But even without these facts, think about a 22 Ft., 10,000 pound creature being confined to a glorified swimming pool???
May 19th, 2014
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