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People are heartbroken over a mother orca who carried the corpse of her newborn calf for 17 days

Scientists have called her actions ‘unprecedented’ and have said the pod is in danger of becoming extinct.

From TheJournal.ie Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park End Of An Era This post contains videos

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park

The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it had stopped breeding orcas.

From TheJournal.ie Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies Orca

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies

The whale was profiled in Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.

From TheJournal.ie SeaWorld is ending its killer whale shows Blackfish

SeaWorld is ending its killer whale shows

And it won’t be breeding them anymore.

From TheJournal.ie SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow Blackfish

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow

SeaWorld has seen attendance go down in recent years – in part as a result of revelations in the 2013 documentary Blackfish.

11 films released in 2013 that you should really catch up on

If there’s one thing the Christmas break is good for, it’s watching some films.