Update: Tilikum's Health and Care

June 29, 2016 Checking In On Tilikum’s Progress

March 19, 2016 - A lot of fans have been asking about the status of SeaWorld Orlando’s killer whale Tilikum. We went down and spoke with Director of Animal Training Kelly Flaherty-Clark to get the latest scoop on how he’s doing. Here’s what she had to say:
“We’re continuing to work with the veterinary and animal care teams to treat Tilikum’s illness. His energy level and appetite have both improved since he started this course of treatment, and that is positive. In the last several days, Tilikum has increased engagement with his trainers and also with the other whales in the facility that are often showing interest in him. We understand that he is very ill and will have good days and bad, but our team is cautiously optimistic about his response to treatment thus far."
As with all older animals, Tilikum’s status fluctuates, but he continues to receive the world-class care that SeaWorld is known for.  Keep checking back to SeaWorldCares.com for the latest official updates on Tilikum. And be sure to check out our Orca Profile Pages here.

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