Loro Parque Tenerife Killer Whales

The Killer Whales

The Killer Whales

See the sensational killer whales at the Loro Parque in Tenerife. These amazing creatures were imported to Tenerife from Sea World in the United States.

See their stunning performances, which will take your breath away, these huge creatures are so intelligent and graceful. Enjoy the unforgettable experience as you get a rare glimpse of the incedible relationship between the killers whales and their trainers.

Read more about the Loro Parque and the many other attractions you will see when you visit.

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5 Responses to Loro Parque Tenerife Killer Whales

  1. Anne says:

    For those of you who love killer whales will like this pic:

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/andrewpatsalou/art/4189923-1-killer-whales

    gotta love killer whales…hope to see some real ones soon..

  2. Anne says:

    Amazing creatures indeed..

  3. jenni says:

    Last time I was in Loro Parque, there was only one killer whale and a bit after my visit I read that one killer whale had been moved to San Antonio, so is there any killer whales left in Loro Parque? Especially after one killer whale killed it’s trainer

    • Well there was a killer whale at the Lor Parque in December. Accidents do happen even with the best care and attention, let’s hope they prevent future accidents. It takes a very brave person to train such a massive creature and no doubt it will have been a sad loss for the animal too.

      This is what the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society have said about it.

      There are currently thought to be 42 orcas held in captivity in aquaria around the world. Half of these are held at three Sea World parks in the USA. Since 1961, 136 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild. 123 of these unfortunate animals are now dead, surviving only an average of four years in captivity. This situation contrasts dramatically with orca survival in the wild, where individuals can live for up to 90 years.

      Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident. Tilikum, who was captured from the wild in Iceland, was, with two other orcas involved in the death of a trainer in Canada in 1991 and in 1999, a man who had reportedly snuck into the park during the night was found dead, draped over the back of Tilikum, also at Sea World’s Florida facility. The incident also follows the death of another trainer at Loro Parque in Tenerife at the end of 2009, during in-water training with an orca who was imported from Sea World in 2007.

      This tragedy highlights the fate of other captive orcas such as Corky, held at another of Sea World’s parks and confined for 40 years after being captured from her native waters in Canada. WDCS has repeatedly called for her to return to her native waters.

      Is it really fair to captivate these killer whales and dramatically shorten their lives, obviously the animals must be distressed.

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