AP report shows that SeaWorld animals live longer in captivity

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Since the release of a highly-critical documentary last year, SeaWorld Entertainment has been condemned by animal rights activists distressed over the condition of its killer whales. But annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals — including killer whales — at SeaWorld's three parks are near the top of all U.S. parks and aquariums, an analysis of five decades of federal data by The Associated Press showed.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:16 AM
Jeff's avatar

I'm not sure why this would surprise anyone. If I lived in the jungle and didn't have access to medical care, certainly my life expectancy would be lower.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:19 AM

Marineland in Florida had a dolphin that lived to be 61 because of the care they took of the animal.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:42 AM
delan's avatar

Seaworld apparently has single payer :).

Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:19 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Repeal ShamuCare!

Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:35 PM
Rickrollercoaster's avatar

The article should be titled:

"As PETA softly cries..."

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:35 PM

And very few animals at Sea World are eaten by predators, which, statistically speaking, has to help the life span :)

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