Serial killer whale feasted on tank invader’s PENIS before drowning him as horror injuries revealed on beast’s victims

A notorious whale held captive at SeaWorld reportedly feasted on a tank intruder’s penis before drowning it — and it wasn’t its only victim.

Tilikum, who died in 2017, was responsible for at least three human deaths in his lifetime, one of which was Daniel P. Dukes, 27.

Tilikum was responsible for three deaths

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Tilikum was responsible for three deathsCredit: Alamy
Daniel Dukes was found drowned in Tilikum's tank in 1999

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Daniel Dukes was found drowned in Tilikum’s tank in 1999Photo credit: Fox News
Keltie Byrne was the first person killed by Tilikum in 1991

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Keltie Byrne was the first person killed by Tilikum in 1991
Dawn Brancheau (right) was killed by the whale in 2010

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Dawn Brancheau (right) was killed by the whale in 2010

Dukes reportedly waited at Florida SeaWorld Park until after the July 1999 closure, at which point he stripped off his clothes to reveal his swim trunks and climbed into the 11,000-pound whale’s tank.

SeaWorld employees and trainers found the abused man the next morning.

Dukes’ parents, Michael and Patricia Dukes, filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that Tilikum used his teeth to rip off Duke’s penis.

Dukes’ death was the second in which Tilikum was involved.

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In 1991, Tilikum was involved in another trainer’s drowning death at a park in Canada.

Shortly thereafter, the whale was sold to SeaWorld.

In 2010, Dawn Brancheau was pulled into the water by the orca during a post-show routine.

The woman was leaning over the edge of the pool to rub Tilikum when his behavior suddenly changed and he pulled her into the water by her ponytail.

Harrowing scenes saw Dawn being shaken and thrown around as terrified guests were frantically ushered out by staff.

The 40-year-old was reportedly scalped and her arm bitten off in the attack.

Dawn’s shocking death made headlines around the world and questioned the ethical nature of keeping whales in captivity – with much speculation centered on Tilikum’s treatment and life.

Many pundits and former trainers believe Tilikum only became a serial killer because of his traumatic time in captivity – with the seminal 2013 documentary Blackfish shedding light on longstanding concerns.

Tilikum died in 2017 after suffering serious health problems, including an ongoing and complicated bacterial lung infection.

His death came just a year after SeaWorld announced they were ending their breeding program after years of campaigners railed against them.

A SeaWorld spokesman previously said, “Since 2010, trainers at SeaWorld have not in-water trained or played with killer whales.

“Since these changes were made more than a decade ago, there have been no incidents like the ones described in this article.

“Our hundreds of veterinarians and grooming specialists provide world-class medical care.

“None of the killer whales in our care live solitary lives and they attend positive reinforcement sessions daily and engage in a range of different activities to ensure they get plenty of physical and mental exercise.

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“In addition, the study of orcas in our care by our scientists and third-party organizations has directly impacted the world’s knowledge of and ability to protect whales in the wild.”

The Sun has reached out to SeaWorld for further comment.

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