07 February 2017
Tilikum Died Of A Lung Infection
Tilikum the orca tragically
died in his tank at SeaWorld on 6 January this year. SeaWorld has
now discovered during a detailed examination of Tilikum’s body after he died (a
necropsy or post-mortem) that the cause of his death was a bacterial lung
infection, also known as ‘pneumonia’.
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Photo copyright HSUS.