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The Dark Era of Orca Shows is Ending

By Maddalena Bearzi There is light at the end of the tunnel. As Tilikum, the captive killer whale at the focus of the documentary Blackfish, is approaching death from an untreatable drug-resistant lung infection, SeaWorld just announced it will end all orca breeding. No more orcas will be kept in any of their new parks…

Rare Giant Salamanders Bred in Captivity

The five-foot long amphibian, native to Japan, has been bred in captivity for only the second time in history, experts say.