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Tilikum, the SeaWorld Killer Whale Featured in 'Blackfish,' Has Died
Tikilum, one of SeaWorld's best-known orcas featured in the documentary "Blackfish," has died, the theme park announced today. The killer whale passed away early this morning "surrounded by the trainers, care staff and veterinarians that provided him around-the-clock world-class care," SeaWorld
SeaWorld to End Orca Breeding Program
SeaWorld is ending its controversial killer whale breeding programs, the theme park operator said in a statement today. Its treatment of the orcas has come under fierce criticism since the release of the 2013 documentary “Blackfish.” "SeaWorld has been listening and we’re changing,” the statement
SeaWorld Announces End to Killer Whale Breeding
The 51-year-old company is teaming with The Humane Society to end its controversial orca breeding program.
Health of Tilikum the Killer Whale Is Deteriorating, SeaWorld Says
The health of SeaWorld's killer whale Tilikum is deteriorating, the amusement park said, explaining that the aging whale has become increasingly lethargic. Tilikum was the focus of the "Blackfish" documentary and has been connected to the deaths of three people. He's now being treated for what
SeaWorld Orlando Reopens Shamu Show
Cc1 Test message Test Text1 underline It's the return of Shamu, seaworld Orlando, fin wished their fix-up. Not exactly everyone in the pool this time, their four-year battle to return its trainers to water suffering a major setback and ABC's Mara schiavocampo is here. Reporter: An appeals court
Animal Rights Activists Protest Seaworld
The controversial show at seaworld is back on. The park's famous killer whales are performing again. The trainers are being kept out of the water, all of theft aer a trainer lost her life during a performance. Reporter: Just as seaworld's star performers get back into the swim of things today,
Family of Slain SeaWorld Trainer Denounces Documentary
The parents of Dawn Brancheau, the trainer killed by one of SeaWorld's most famous whales, are breaking their silence – and denouncing the allegations made in a controversial documentary. Brancheau died in 2010 after being dragged into the water by Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer whale. "Blackfish"
Protester, 12, Targets SeaWorld Float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, with its giant balloons, decorative floats and musical performances, is usually a joyous event. So it was unusual to see a group of animal rights protesters among the cheering crowds at Thursday’s parade in New York City. PETA members gathered...
High Stakes Battle Between Sea World and the US Government
Sea World challenges the ban prohibiting humans from getting in tank with whales.
The First Woman on Mars: Barbie?
Fashion designer. Sea World trainer. Sports star extraordinaire. Now Barbie can add another blurb to her resume: Explorer of Mars . Barbie has "empowered girls to dream big and explore a world without limits," Mattel, the doll's maker, said in a statement. This year's "Career of the Year" doll