Wednesday 22 February 2017

Orca's future uncertain after trainer death

Published 10/03/2010 | 05:00

SeaWorld has not decided whether an orca that killed its trainer by dragging her into the water will keep performing, an official said yesterday.

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In the days after Dawn Brancheau died, the park's top official pledged that the killer whale, named Tilikum, would return to the Florida park's shows. But a spokesman said yesterday that nothing would be decided until after a review.

Ms Brancheau (40) died almost two weeks ago after being thrashed underwater by the killer whale after a performance.

Irish Independent

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