- Orcas in the wild spend their entire lives with their families in pods.
- Captive orcas are stolen from their families and isolated.
- Orcas in the wild work cooperatively and form complex relationships.
- Captive orcas learn tricks, often by having food withheld from them, and those who refuse to perform are isolated.
- Orcas in the wild swim up to 100 miles a day.
- Captive orcas are confined to tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub, and they swim in endless circles all day.
- Orcas in the wild live an average of 30 to 50 years.
- Captive orcas live an average of nine years.
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