SeaWorld Orca Dies – level 2

11-01-2017 15:00

In 2010, a trainer died at SeaWorld in Orlando, USA. This happened in front of a live audience. The orca pulled the trainer underwater.

This incident inspired the 2013 documentary film “Blackfish”. It is about the life of captive orcas. SeaWorld ended its orca breeding programme 3 years later.

The orca’s name was Tilikum and recently, it died. SeaWorld said that the animal was ill.

Difficult words: orca (a black and white medium-sized whale), captive (not free), breeding programme (a programme which makes animals have babies).

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