Both tragedies were caused because the public has been mis-educated about what animals actually are. An orca--a killer whale, if you will--is an apex predator that slaughters ocean mammals for a living. It is not a black and white version of Flipper. It is also highly intelligent, and an orca that has been confined to an enlarged swimming pool, as Tilikum was, is probably as well-balanced and happy as a human being who has been confined to a prison cell. A baby chimp is cute and playful. An adult male chimp is one of the brightest of animals, but it is also a natural-born killer who, in its wild state, devotes considerable time and energy to murdering its fellow chimps.