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  • 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...
  • Tilikum, orca that killed SeaWorld Orlando trainer, will remain at the park despite calls to free him

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Despite calls to free or destroy the animal, SeaWorld said Thursday it will keep the killer whale that drowned its trainer, but will suspend all orca shows while it decides whether to change the way handlers work......
  • 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...
  • SeaWorld San Diego cancels Shamu show for second day in row

     
    SeaWorld San Diego canceled its Shamu show Thursday for the second consecutive day after a trainer at its sister theme park in Florida was fatally attacked by a killer whale. San Diego park officials had not yet determined whether Friday's......
  • Orca shows will resume, SeaWorld announces

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld will restart its killer whale shows this weekend after Tilikum, the largest orca in captivity, dragged a trainer to her death in the water at the Orlando park. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment President Jim Atchison said......
  • SeaWorld faces public relations challenge in wake of trainer's orca death

     
    MIAMI — After decades of cultivating a corporate image around one of the ocean's greatest predators, SeaWorld managers must reassure visitors that a killer whale's fatal mauling of its trainer doesn't mean the parks aren't safe. Veteran trainer Dawn...
  • Colleagues, family remember SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau

     
    SeaWorld's head of animal training, Chuck Tompkins, recently spoke on video about trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed Wednesday during an interaction with an orca named Tilikum. Brancheau's sister, Diane Gross, described her as someone who "loved the...
  • Judge makes no decision on video, images of SeaWorld trainer's death

    Judge makes no decision on video, images of SeaWorld trainer's death
    Attorneys for news organizations and the family of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer killed by a whale told a judge Wednesday that they are willing to try to reach an agreement on access to the videos and photographs depicting the death. For now, they asked...