SeaWorld Shares Latest Update on Tilikum's Health

Earlier today, SeaWorld Orlando shared the latest update about Tilikum's health from Director of Animal Training Kelly Flaherty-Clark. In this official statement, she said the following: "As we’ve noted from the onset, Tilikum has some good days and some not so good days. He recently had a few of the not so good days in succession. Over the weekend and today his appetite improved a good deal, and we are encouraged by his increased engagement with trainers."

Kelly Flaherty-Clark also stated that "because he had some rough days over the past week, he is in the medical pool where trainers, care staff, and veterinarians can monitor him around the clock, and offer him the care and attention he deserves. We know that his fans want him to feel better, and are cautiously optimistic that he will maintain this trend so they can see him soon. Thank you all for your thoughts and wishes. It means a lot to the trainers, veterinarians, and staff."

Tilikum will continue to receive the world-class care that SeaWorld is known for. Keep checking back to and Orlando Theme Park News for the latest updates on Tilikum's health. 

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  1. He should have been out a long time ago. With his last killing, he should have been taking out on the spot. Crowd or not. He did kill in front of a crowd why someone did not shoot him instead of letting him live a kill miss Brancheau ? What kind of mentaliity is this ? The animal was more important that the humain. I never went back since than.

  2. After the free beer stopped flowing, the animal abuse was not funny or cute anymore.

    I would go back if they did a Jurassic World style show and let the whales be the natural apex killers that they are.