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  • SeaWorld Orlando to resume Shamu show

    SeaWorld Orlando to resume Shamu show
    SeaWorld says its Shamu Believe show with killer whales will resume this weekend after a whale killed its trainer at the Orlando park. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment President Jim Atchison says trainers won't get in the water with the killer whales for...
  • SeaWorld: Whale Show To Resume After Trainer Death

    SeaWorld: Whale Show To Resume After Trainer Death
    SeaWorld says its Shamu Believe show with killer whales will resume this weekend after a whale killed its trainer at the Orlando park. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment President Jim Atchison says trainers won't get in the water with the killer whales for...
  • San Diego SeaWorld resumes whale shows

    San Diego SeaWorld resumes whale shows
    Killer whales at Sea World cavorted in front of audiences today, without trainers in the pool, as orca shows resumed after a three-day hiatus following the death of a trainer in Orlando. Sea World cancelled all its killer whale shows after trainer Dawn...
  • Shamu show back in business at Sea World San Diego

    For the first time in nearly a week, the Shamu show at Sea World is back on stage. The trainers and their three Orca whales resumed the first show on Saturday February 27th at noon. Despite the rain a crowd of about 1,400 people showed up to see the...
  • SeaWorld trainer's family, friends gather in Chicago to mourn her death

    SeaWorld trainer's family, friends gather in Chicago to mourn her death
    CHICAGO -- A veteran SeaWorld Orlando trainer was remembered during her wake today as a kind woman who loved the dream job that killed her. A line starting inside the St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel on Chicago's southwest side went around the church...
  • Family, friends remember light that SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau provided

    Family, friends remember light that SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau provided
    CHICAGO — As the Rev. Thomas McCarthy finished his homily Monday for SeaWorld whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, at least a dozen candles flickered to represent the "light" she gave to her work, family, friends and faith. "We must honor her by giving...
  • SeaWorld witnesses: Trainer was pulled from killer whale’s mouth

    SeaWorld witnesses: Trainer was pulled from killer whale’s mouth
    The chaotic moments surrounding Dawn Brancheau's death were detailed Monday in dozens of witness statements released by the Sheriff's Office, and they told authorities that Tilikum the killer whale kept Brancheau underwater for many minutes and did not...
  • SeaWorld policy raised concerns about 'dangling hair' for trainers

    SeaWorld policy raised concerns about 'dangling hair' for trainers
    SeaWorld has a policy forbidding its killer-whale trainers from having "dangling hair" that the animals could grab onto, according to records from a workplace-safety investigation at the company's San Diego theme park. Investigators with the California...
  • SeaWorld review to study how close is too close for a killer-whale trainer

    SeaWorld review to study how close is too close for a killer-whale trainer
    As SeaWorld and the team of outside experts it has assembled comb through the company's safety policies following last week's fatal killer-whale accident, they face an important question: How close is too close for the trainers who work with the company's...
  • SeaWorld uses social media to react quickly to a major crisis

    The recent killer whale attack at SeaWorld could have been the end of the theme park. It was that bad. An experienced, professional trainer was killed in front of a live audience, including children, by the park's iconic performer. But it appears by...
  • SeaWorld trainer death: Ex-worker criticizes animal-training oversight

    SeaWorld trainer death: Ex-worker criticizes animal-training oversight
    For many years, SeaWorld singled out animal training — the department responsible for the company's trainer-safety protocols — from the rest of its animal disciplines. The company had a corporate-level executive responsible solely for...
  • How can SeaWorld manage tragedy, criticism while maintaining business, brand?

    How can SeaWorld manage tragedy, criticism while maintaining business, brand?
    Consider the predicament SeaWorld managers find themselves in nearly two weeks after the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau — the third human fatality linked to a killer whale synonymous with the theme park's brand. In the short term, they have to...