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No More Captivity
Nonfiction Ages 12+
Pages: 48
Themes: orcas, environmentalist, defending marine life, animals in captivity, ocean preservation
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
Pub Date: 31/Jan/2022
Fry Reading Level: 11
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This book provides an educational and sobering look at the conditions orcas face by being captured or born into captivity. Young people will learn how orcas (who are part of the same biological order as whales) thrive at sea and have highly evolved forms of communication that are unique to each orca family. The book delves into the history of capturing orcas for sale to marine parks that then attempt to tame and train the orcas to provide entertainment to park visitors. Readers will find stories about individual orcas—some of them world famous—and discover how difficult it is for them to adapt to captivity.

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