Orcas held alone series (Part 19):
Cuddles was a 6 year old male orca that lived at Dudley zoo where he died on February 6, 1974.He was captured on October 15, 1968 when his pod consisting of more than 25 orcas was were netted into Yukon Harbor.Cuddles and 4 other orcas were taken and were sent to the Seattle marine aquarium where he would be trained before being sold to a marine park.In 1969 Cuddles was transferred to Flamingo Land which was a marine park located in Yorkshire, Great Britain.He became the first ever orca to be held in captivity in the UK and outside the United states.
Soon it became noticed that Cuddles was starting to become more aggressive as it had been reported that he grabbed two of his trainers.On one occasion he grabbed a trainer and pulled them to the bottom of his tank before releasing them when he reached the surface again.A similar situation actually happened at Seaworld San Diego nearly 40 years later when Kasatka attacked trainer Ken-Peters.Due to his aggression, keepers were forced to clean his tank from the safety of a shark cage.Eventually in 1971 Cuddles was sold to Dudley zoo where he lived with a few small bottlenose dolphins.When he arrived at the zoo, Cuddles dragged keeper Don Robinson into the pool as well as “misgauged his daily kiss with trainer Roy Lock”, sending him to the hospital with a broken nose.
Cuddles also participated in primary studies of artificial insemination.Before these studies though, Cuddles was originally thought to be a female until it was confirmed he was in fact a male.In late 1973 Cuddles's health started to decline.This most likely had something to do with the fact that he couldn't move around alot in his small tank.Finally on February 6, 1974 Cuddles died.The official cause of death was a broken rib and a Streptococcal Mediastinal Abscess.
Date of capture:10/15/68
Age at capture:Approximately 2 years old
Place of capture:Yukon Harbor, Washington
Date of death:2/6/74
Place of death:Dudley zoo
Cause of death:Broken Rib/Bacterial Abscess
Breed:100% Southern Resident
Hoje é o Dia Mundial de Conscientização do Autismo! .
Você sabia que o @seaworldorlando recebeu certificação e foi adaptado para receber pessoas autistas?
As atrações têm um guia sensorial com a intensidade de estímulo e há uma sala reservada para descanso chamada “Quiet Room”.
A Vila Sésamo traz a personagem Julia, uma garotinha autista de 4 anos que adora seu coelhinho Fluffster. As pelúcias de ambos podem ser encontradas na lojinha da área dedicada à Vila Sésamo no parque.
Our beloved @idriveorlando looks very different today - and we’re certainly thinking of those impacted in our community. Be safe and we’ll see you soon!
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Collapsed Dorsal fins
Contrary to popular belief, collapsed dorsal fins are not a sign of depression or stress. There has been many theories behind why captive orcas dorsals collapse more. One theory is that the collagen inside the dorsal fin ,which is found in connective tissues, slowly denatures when exposed to warmer temperatures. Due to captive orcas spending more time at the surface because they do not need to dive deep for food, the dorsal fin is exposed to the temperature more so than in the wild. •
Another theory is that because a bull orca’s dorsal fin can grow up to 6 feet tall, many say that the weight puts pressure on the collagen and therefore curves the dorsal. In addition, gravity also puts pressure on the dorsal because the orcas spend more time at the surface which is why captive orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. •
The reason why the dorsal fin has nothing to do with emotions is because since scientists and researchers still don’t know enough about these magnificent animals, anthropomorphism is the least scientific way to diagnosis anything. •
In the wild, 23% of a New Zealand orca pod has abnormalities to their dorsals. In addition, 4.7% had collapsed dorsals in British Columbia and 0.57% in Norway. •
SeaWorld San Diego - 10 orcas
Not collapsed- 50% (5)
Slightly collapsed- 20% (2)
Fully collapsed-30% (3)
SeaWorld Orlando - 5 orcas
Not collapsed-20% (1)
Slightly collapsed-40% (2)
Fully collapsed-40% (2)
SeaWorld San Antonio - 5 orcas
Not collapsed-60% (3)
Slightly collapsed-0% (0)
Fully collapsed-40% (2)
In total, 45% of SeaWorld’s orcas do not have collapsed dorsals, 35% have fully collapsed dorsals and 20% have slightly bent dorsals.
Embora nossos parques estejam temporariamente fechados, nosso compromisso com os animais que estão sob nossos cuidados não para! Aqui está a última atualização do nosso vice-presidente de operações zoológicas, Jon Peterson. Fique ligado para saber mais sobre o que está acontecendo dentro do parque. #SeaWorldParksBR#SeaWorldOrlando#animalcare#animals#rescue
Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. Been so busy with online schooling... can’t believe it’s #throwbackthursday already! Here’s a nice #tbt to ‘Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island’ 2005 🏴☠️ ☠️ .
🐋 Dolphin Awareness Month 🐋 was in March and we wanted to share with you some smiles from the sea instead of jokes from folks.
We have put up two new videos we took at @seaworldorlando up on YouTube giving some education and entertainment for you all while you have been stuck at home and not being able to explore the parks.
There are some great sites out there where you can learn more about these playful and magnificent creatures of the sea. There are several of the theme parks that are posting great educational materials for parents and teachers to use right now during this time and for the future.
❓ Have you ever encountered a Dolphin before? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below!
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i wrote this months ago, not long after my trip to seaworld orlando in january.
it is 6 pages long in its entirety, 1684 words, and filled with a lot of feelings.
this story is about my attachment to a whale and how she completely changed my life- my way of thinking. it is a story years in the making that will never truly reach its end until i join her. i am constantly growing and changing as a person and this essay is a culmination of that idea.
due to the nature of the assignment, some small details were left out or changed slightly to better fit the style of the narrative. regardless, all of this is real. it happened. i lived these moments and some of you did too.
i’m not a writer. this was a simple assignment for class that i turned into my own personal way of grieving.
i hope you all enjoy it. leave your thoughts in the comments below, shares are very much appreciated.
Hello my lovelies! I seem to have gained quite a few new followers all of a sudden (almost at 9k now! 😱) so I thought I would re-introduce myself for those of you who are new here 💙
My name is Hazel and I am originally from Glasgow in Scotland, currently working as a killer whale trainer at @marinelandcotedazur France! I am also an author with my first novel in the works and my non-fiction book 'I Still Believe' is available on Amazon for anyone who wants some more information on what it is like to work with orcas! .
I am obsessed with everything Disney and my favourite movie is Pocahontas🍃. I will never say no to a slice of pepperoni pizza and @galaxyuk is my absolute favourite chocolate EVER! (I even get my mum to send me packages of it over here to France 🙈). I hate wrinkled bedsheets and will always take out my @amazonkindle to read instead of scrolling social media📚
Voila! That's me! Comment below and let me know a fun fact about yourself. One thing I love about this page is the community so get involved! 👇
SÉRIE ORLANDO – SEA WORLD: TEM COMO FURAR FILA?
Fiz vários posts falando sobre o FastPass dos parques da Disney, que já está incluído no ingresso e te permite furar fila em 3 atrações escolhidas com antecedência (60 dias se você estiver hospedado no complexo Disney ou 30 dias se você não estiver nos hotéis da Disney).
Mas você sabia que o Sea World (e o Busch Gardens) também possuem um “fura fila”, só que pago a parte? Sim, existe! Ele chama “Quick Queue” e te dá acesso ILIMITADO a várias atrações dos parques simplesmente furando toda a fila. E sim, você pode usar quantas vezes quiser, já que é um “Quick Queue” unlimited.
No Sea World, as atrações que estão incluídas nesse Quick Queue são: as 3 montanhas russas (Mako, Manta, Kraken), Antarctica: The Empire of Penguim, Infinity Falls, Journey to Atlantis e Wild Arctic. Se quiser saber mais sobre essas atrações, o post anterior fala um pouquinho sobre cada uma delas.
Sobre o preço: ele varia de USD9.99 a USD39.99 e você pode checar quanto custa para o dia que você vai visitar o parque no site oficial do Sea World. A diferença no preço é por causa da época do ano. Em épocas mais cheias, o passe custa mais caro. Em épocas mais vazias, custa mais barato porque acaba não sendo muito necessário utilizá-lo se você quiser ir 1 vez só em cada brinquedo (as filas são bem aceitáveis). Já se você é o louco da montanha russa e quer repetir mil vezes: compre o passe e você não vai se arrepender.
Quem é você no parque: aquela pessoa que visita a mesma atração várias vezes ou a que vai uma vez só e já tá satisfeito?