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  • SeaWorld San Diego orca Sumar dies

     
    The death of a 12-year-old orca named Sumar at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday left the marine park struggling to understand the death of the comparatively young killer whale and led to the cancellation of several orca shows at Shamu......
  • SeaWorld sees some bright spots amid dark year

     
    It’s safe to say that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s first year hasn’t gone anything like the company or its new private-equity owners envisioned. But the company says there have been some bright spots in its chain of 10 theme parks...
  • SeaWorld trainers won’t return to water for new killer-whale show

     
    A new killer-whale show that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will open this spring in its three U.S. marine parks will not include any in-water interaction between trainers and whales. Dubbed “One Ocean,” the performance will debut in late...
  • Tilikum returns to SeaWorld shows

     
    In case you missed the news, Tilikum, SeaWorld Orlando's orca that killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in February 2010, is returning to show biz. Tilikum's first performance in “Believe” is scheduled for Wednesday morning, March 30. SeaWorld says...
  • Final performance of SeaWorld’s ‘Believe’ is Thursday

     
    There are just a few performances left of SeaWorld's signature “Believe,” the Shamu-starring show that helped raise the bar for the park's entertainment offerings when it debuted in the spring of 2006. “Believe” had lofty ambitions...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Orcas perform at SeaWorld Orlando in the park's first Shamu show since trainer's death

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Employees wept and audience members grew silent Saturday at SeaWorld as the theme park's popular killer whale show resumed with a photo montage memorial for a trainer who was killed by one of the orcas in front......
  • Animal activists call for changes at SeaWorld following trainer's orca death

     
    Animal advocates all over the country have been voicing their opposition to keeping orcas in captivity since a SeaWorld Orlando orca named Tilikum killed his trainer Wednesday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, while expressing sympathy for the...