Story Plan: Free Tilly

by rnb10

Story Plan: Free Tilly

  • 1st & 2nd Page: Meet Tilikum the largest Orca in captivity. He’s over 22 feet in length and weighs 12,500 pounds.
  • 3rd Page: When Tilikum was only 2 years old, he was captured and taken away from his family and home. He was very scared.
  • 4th Page: After being captured poor Tilikum was helf in a horrible concrete tank for a year, until a marine park finally wanted him.
  • 5th & 6th Page: Sealand of the Pacific bought Tilikum and started to train him for shows. He did not like Sealand of the Pacific, They would starve him of food until he perfected his tricks and the older female Orca’s would be mean to Tilikum.
  • 7th Page: As the days went on Tilikum became more and more stressed in captivity. He began taking his pain out on the people around him.
  • 8th Page: One day Tilikum took a turn for the worse… His trainer Katie fell into the pool! He pulled her tinto the pool and tried to hurt her. Tilikum turned dangerous.
  • 9th Page: Sealand of the Pacific no longer wanted Tilikum and sold him to Seaworld. Seaworld did not care about Tilikums reputation. They just used him to perform.
  • 10th Page: Captivity began to take its toll on Tilikum, being held in a tiny pool has its effects.
  • 11th Page: As years went by Tilikum was involved in many vicious attacks. Captivity effects animals in strange way, most of the time is brings out their aggression.
  • 12th Page: Tilikum misses his family. He is separated from the other Orcas. Being kept in isolation for a year made Tilly very lonely.
  • 13th Page: Tilikum was eventually returned to performing. He does not enjoy performing. He just wants to be free.
  • 14th & 15th Page: Effects of captivity.
  • 16th Page: Tilly is alone. Its time to free Tilikum.