its pretty close to haveing almost any pet…..
Keeping a wild apex predator in a concrete tank who was stolen from the wild is not and I repeat NOT the same as keeping a pet. Pets are only fit for captivity. You couldn’t leave a kitten in the wild and tell them to ‘get on with it’… not to mention the insult to cetacean intelligence that this is.
the whale gets hand fed and have separate tanks then the show tank
Lolita’s only separate tank is the one viewed in the pictures in that post. In other words, it’s either the 12ft deep back tank or the 20ft deep show tank. She can’t even make herself full length without bending at the fluke.
and lets not forget orca whales range between 21-37 ft long depending on if male or female…. the tank isn’t 21 feet in length so mathematically your an idiot….
This is the only thing you’re correct about. Lolita herself is 21ft long and I must have had that in mind when I made the post. Her tank is 35ft, that was just a typo. Regardless, there’s absolutely no reason to call me an idiot.
the ppl who work there train for years and are animal lovers and wouldn’t stand for animal cruelty…
No. This is incorrect. They may train for years, true, but they do not love animals BECAUSE they’re willing to turn a blind eye to animal cruelty. There is nothing loving about keeping a large, innocent, intelligent and sentient being locked away for their entire life span. It’s cruelty at it’s worst.
Whales and dolphins are all cetaceans, all are closely related in spite of their differences, and all are related to a common large-brained ancestor about 30 million years ago. “She is completely alone other than the dolphins she shares with who do not speak her dialect.” …. do research damn it lol
If you really think I’ve not done my research on cetaceans then you are very much mistaken. I began studying them well over a decade ago. If you had done your research, you’d know that whilst they’re closely related, they all have very unique vocalisations. When you consider the fact that foreign orcas can’t even communicate with each other, saying they’d be able to understand a dolphin is like saying a human can understand a lizard.
If you have ever heard dolphin or whale vocalizations, you have surely noticed that they tend to have a very “tinny” quality to them. This is because they are composed of seemingly random patterns of sharply peaked sound waves and waves with their tops cut off flat. Their communications are not the sounds they make, but rather are binary communications, like computers use, with the information riding on the sounds they make.
Orca whales communicate by allowing sound waves to bounce off objects within the ocean. In a concrete tank, this is impossible because the sounds bounce right back and do nothing but probably cause the whales headaches.
Because of this, all of the cetaceans are believed to speak the same language, and there are tons of anecdotal evidence to support such a belief.
The mere fact that I have seen as many as five different species of cetaceans feeding together at one time is a good example. There is nothing random about Cetaceans feeding together. They work together as though of one mind, vocalizing constantly
I don’t see how this can be possible. I have witnessed resident orcas feeding alongside porpoises but it has nothing to do with them communicating, it’s just a case of them travelling within the same area. Please show me these 5 cetaceans you’ve seen feeding together.
its almost like saying ur pitbull cant communicate with a wolf coyote or puddle. and this further proves my point that half the shit on tumblr is fake facts…
You are a very rude human being and it seems that you are the one who needs to do your research. Also, I have never seen a puddle that can speak…