I’ve never heard of any orca’s in captivity making it past 30 years. Mel is 82.. and counting!

I’ve never heard of any orca’s in captivity making it past 30 years. Mel is 82.. and counting!

@1 year ago with 43 notes
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#Orcas #Wild #captivity is cruel #captivity kills #Ocean 
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  3. talkstotheanimals reblogged this from nimwey and added:
    Interesting how this character sheet that I made for my killer whale OC some four years ago ends up here on tumblr...
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  6. breakthewhalebowl reblogged this from nimwey and added:
    At seaworld and in captivity, the wild caught whales seem to have longer lifespans while the captive bred ones seem to...
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  9. nimwey reblogged this from marine-musings and added:
    Male life expectancy at birth in the wild is 17, average lifespan if they make it to adulthood is 36. Maximum is thought...
  10. marine-musings reblogged this from cetacean-freedom and added:
    This isn’t even a real orca though? Lol it’s just someone’s character. Male orcas generally live between 30-50 years...
  11. fortheloveoforca reblogged this from theincredibleorca and added:
    Yeah i after i reblogged this i was like huh, what did i just reblog? Lol i was watching tv at the same time bad combo!
  12. theincredibleorca reblogged this from fortheloveoforca and added:
    Uh, this isn’t a real orca. It’s a reference sheet for someone’s original character. Roughly based on a real orca, but...
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  24. cetuscetus reblogged this from seaworld-secrets and added:
    There are several orcas in captivity that are estimated to be older than 30, many of them being in captivity for longer...
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