Whale Kills Trainer at SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium

A female trainer was killed today at SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla., by a 12,000-pound killer whale that had twice before been involved in the deaths of humans, according to police and local media. Dawn Brancheau, 40, an experienced trainer at the tourist attraction, was pulled into the tank by the killer whale, Chuck Tompkins, head of animal training at all SeaWorld parks, said this evening. Tompkins told ABC News Orlando affiliate WFTV that Brancheau was rubbing down the whale...Full Story
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