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Tilikum (killer whale)

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  • 'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on

    'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on
    SAN DIEGO — Gabriela Cowperthwaite looked out the window of a train at the ocean and the bros surfing and the fish taco stands whizzing by.
  • Show goes on for whale who killed trainer

    Show goes on for whale who killed trainer
    SeaWorld Orlando plans to put the killer whale Tilikum back into public performances beginning today, for the first time since the 6-ton whale killed a trainer at the marine park more than one year ago. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President Jim...

    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...

    Judge to rule on Shamu slave suit

    Judge to rule on Shamu slave suit
    SAN DIEGO -- A judge took under submission Monday a federal lawsuit alleging five performing killer whales at SeaWorld parks in San Diego and Florida are being held as slaves in violation of the 13th Amendment. PETA, the People for the Ethical...

    Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales

    Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales
    The February 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was pulled underwater and killed by the 12,000-pound killer whale Tilikum, triggered the most exhaustive safety review in SeaWorld history and changes that are still being implemented...