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  • Killer-whale experts say: Reintroduce Tilikum to the wild

    Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths. Killer whale experts know the giant...
  • 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...
  • Orlando's top business stories in 2010

    Orlando's top business stories in 2010
    The good news for Central Florida is that 2010 can't be written off entirely as lost to a sour economy. This year's list of the region's top business stories begins and ends on a positive note. Joblessness, the housing slump and an overall slow recovery...
  • New Shamu show won't allow SeaWorld trainers in the water with killer whales

    New Shamu show won't allow SeaWorld trainers in the water with killer whales
    SeaWorld trainers won't return to "water work" with killer whales in the new 2011 Shamu show after the death of an animal trainer forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature attraction, SeaWorld officials said. "One Ocean" will replace the...
  • 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......
  • Keeping the Sea World tape private.

     
         Sea World and the family of trainer Dawn Brancheau want to keep video of Dawn's death out of public view. The video, from Sea World security cameras, was turned over to the sheriff's department. The normal routine is that...
  • 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...