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  • Taima, SeaWorld Orlando orca, dies giving birth to stillborn calf fathered by Tilikum

     
    Taima, a 20-year-old orca at SeaWorld Orlando, died Sunday at the park while in labor with a stillborn calf. Taima's calf was fathered by Tilikum, the orca who killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in February. Dr. Chris Dold, SeaWorld's vice president......
  • SeaWorld seeks potential settlement in killer-whale-trainer death

     
    SeaWorld  has reached out to the federal agency investigating the February death of a killer-whale trainer at SeaWorld Orlando about the possibility of negotiating a settlement even before the safety probe is complete, according to a source familiar...
  • Dawn Brancheau, Killer Whale: SeaWorld and her family make statements

     
    SeaWorld President Jim Atchison spoke Friday (Feb. 26) to a live streaming audience about trainer Dawn Brancheau, Tilikum and the tragedy of the 12,000 lb.whale causing Dawn's death on Feb. 22."It's important that I again stress that we provide the...
  • Killer Whale Tilikum drowns SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of audience

     
    Dawn Brancheau, a veteran trainer, died Wed. (Feb. 24) at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, after being dragged under the water by a killer whale. Tilikum, nicknamed Tili, reportedly grabbed the trainer in his jaws from a poolside platform, shook her and...
  • Sentinel drops bid to view video of SeaWorld trainer death

     
    The Orlando Sentinel and other media outlets have abandoned an effort to ensure public access to video recordings and photographs documenting the killing of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer by one of the park's killer whales. The move is a victory for...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...