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SeaWorld orcas live as long as whales in the wild, new study says

SeaWorld orcas live as long as whales in the wild, new study says

The debate over the treatment of killer whales at SeaWorld has turned into a battle over scientific studies now that a new report has concluded that whales showcased at the marine-themed parks live just as long as whales in the wild. The peer-reviewed study, which appears in the July edition of the Journal of Mammalogy, concluded that the life expectancy of a SeaWorld killer whale is 41.6 years, compared to 29 years for killer whales in a southern community of the waters of the Pacific Northwest and 42.3 for whales in a northern community. SeaWorld officials declined to say whether the study would appear in future advertisements but they did post it on the company investor relations...

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