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  • Read family-written obituary of Dawn Brancheau, SeaWorld trainer killed by killer whale

    Dawn Therese Brancheau, 40, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cedar Lake, Ind., passed away February 24, 2010 doing what she loved. Inspired as a child after seeing a Shamu show, Brancheau knew at an early age that she wanted to perform with the whales. While...
  • SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011

    SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011
    SeaWorld marine parks will launch a new killer-whale show in spring 2011 as it attempts to move beyond the death of an animal trainer that forced a complete reworking of the current Shamu show. The as-yet-unnamed Shamu show, according to the Orlando...
  • New details emerge in death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer in orca incident

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in......
  • The strange case of PETA and Whoopi

     
    The provocateurs at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have a well-earned reputation for attention-grabbing tactics and statements to promote their  animal-rights agenda. They’re the ones who station naked protesters outside circuses, for...
  • PETA wants SeaWorld charged in trainer’s death

     
    Colleague Jason Garcia reports: The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it will send a letter April 15  calling on Orange County prosecutors to consider criminal charges against SeaWorld Orlando after the Feb. 24 death...
  • SeaWorld rolls out new conservation-themed ticket promotion

     
    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today is launching a new ticket promotion designed to remind visitors of the company’s long-running conservation efforts. Under the promotion, dubbed “SeaWorld Cares,” U.S. residents who purchase an adult...
  • Final report on SeaWorld trainer’s death

     
    The final report on the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau has been released, and among the new elements are reports from witnesses that describe how Tilikum interacted with Brancheau before and after the attack. A story by colleagues Amy Edwards...
  • Report issued on SeaWorld Orlando trainer's orca death

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld Orlando trainer managed to free herself for a short time and tried to swim to the surface after she was dragged underwater by a killer whale, but the animal thwarted her attempts by striking her......
  • Coming soon: Zipline at Gatorland, 2 baby whales at SeaWorld

     
    Two watery, theme-park news items from my Sentinel collegues. Gatorland plans to open a zipline course this fall, reports Sara Clarke.  One stretch will go over the Cuban crocodiles, known for their jumping skills. They don't have a double fence ar...
  • In aftermath of tragedy, SeaWorld ads aim to answer criticism

     
    In the newest television commercial promoting SeaWorld marine parks, there is only a fleeting image of a roller coaster and a last-second shot of the company's iconic killer whales. Instead, the bulk of the ad is devoted to gritty, real-life video of...
  • May in animal news: Five questions with PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk

     
    We're asking prominent figures in the animal protection community to tell us what they think about the latest animal news and offer updates on their work in a new feature called Five Questions. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals......