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SeaWorld's Mothers and Calves by Okura SeaWorld's Mothers and Calves by Okura

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If you wish to contact me to use this, please contact me at okuraorca (at) Full sized image is able to be accessed
You are more than welcome to share this about and print to use to help raise awareness.


EXTREMELY HUGE FILE if you are going full sized. This is set to an A0 poster sized resolution.

Third in my poster series, I want to tear into SeaWorld's completely awful denial of the fact they separate mothers and calves. ~>…

I'm just... disgusted that they flat out lie about this fact. That they never separate them. It's obvious and just a simple bit of research shows this!
So, I compiled the five most bred females in SeaWorld's stock, and all their offspring and calculated percentages of what happened.

Surprisingly, I discovered it's actually worse that I had thought! Not only are so many taken, only one has ever been united with their mother again after separation and that was Kalina! Who also had every single one of her babies taken from her!
Also, in case you are wondering, the percentages are based on calves that SeaWorld purposely separated. The stillbirths and Malia's case of losing her mother were not included in the counts.

So yeah... SeaWorld! Fun for the whole family... Unless you an orca. Then prepare to have yours ripped apart!

(I will also update this when/if there are moves as there's rumors I'm seeing a lot online of a big animal shuffling coming up. Here we go again...)

Important Notice

Before you comment, think twice.
I don't care if you are pro-captivity.
This is facts about the animals presented.
Arguing the point of pro-captivity is a pain and I do not care for it on my art. I have had threats and abuse slung at friends and family before and will not tolerate it here.
If you do not agree to this DO NOT COMMENT. It's that simple.
It's fine to have a discussion, but if you are simply going to bash and call it or me things, then keep it to yourself.

Finally, a great big thank you to James, who assisted with this, and everyone else who has assisted in anyway. You all know who you are and I thank you.

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igloo9201 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Taima always looks like she wants to kill someone.

All the other orcas are sad, and Tai is just "I WILL RIP YOUR ARMS OFF."

Nice work, though.
Okura Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taima was often labelled as an aggressive orca and trainers were barred from waterwork with her, much like Tilikum because of her unpredictable nature.
While I know this is far from what she was always like, I feel that it's something that Taima is known for and so to help characterise her, I use that.

That and the fact she was not a very good mother, so, I don't think she'd be happy about being on this and all.
igloo9201 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I figured that.
She was half transient, correct?
Okura Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Correct. A hybrid that would never exist in the wild.
igloo9201 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yup!  The two populations aren't even in the same ocean.  (Well, maybe technically...geography isn't my strong suit......anyways they live nowhere near each other.  Xl)
pytko3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Reminds me of the novel "Singer's Sorrow."Grr. 
Loui-93 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I used this in response to a comment on youtube in which the person claimed that seaworld doesn't separate mothers and calves. I hope that's ok with you. Really excellent and informative graphic.
Okura Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are to be used to educate people, so feel free to link them as needed!
Loui-93 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
So yeah, she basically won't accept any logic, flat out denies it has ever happened and stated 'Seaworld is my homeland!' urgh >.> Thanks anyway though.
TikiKatiePhotography Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Photographer
Kalia wouldnt be born if in the wild, she is AId. Nakai was injured in a show not having to do because of seaworld.
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