Here’s What Tilikum Has Been Up To These Days

August 31, 2016

Many of you have heard about Tilikum, and we are touched to see the impact that he has made on so many of your lives. Our goal is to create meaningful experiences and connections with animals that inspire people to take action to protect wild animals and wild places. And we know that Tilikum and the other whales here at SeaWorld's parks have helped create those connections and provided those experiences.

Tilikum has made some great progress over the last few months and we’ve heard a lot of you wondering how he’s doing and what he’s been up to. We’ve provided a lot of updates, but this time we thought we’d let two SeaWorld guests show you what he’s up to these days. Take a look: 

Visit Tilikum and all of our whales at Shamu Stadium or Underwater Viewing, like these fans did!


We are saddened to announce Tilikum passed away on January 6, 2017. Learn more about the life and care of Tilikum,

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