April 18, 2016
“As we’ve noted from the onset, Tilikum has some good days and some not so good days. He recently had a few of the not so good days in succession. Over the weekend and today his appetite improved a good deal, and we are encouraged by his increased engagement with trainers. Because he had some rough days over the past week, he is in the medical pool where trainers, care staff and veterinarians can monitor him around the clock, and offer him the care and attention he deserves. We know that his fans want him to feel better, and are cautiously optimistic that he will maintain this trend so they can see him soon. Thank you all for your thoughts and wishes. It means a lot to the trainers, veterinarians and staff.”
I’ve noted before, keeping Tilikum in the medpool for days is something even SeaWorld admits is bad for his mental and physical health. Long stays in the medpool can cause the very same issues that he is suffering from. See HERE for the full article.