SeaWorld's Infamous Killer Whale Dies

Tilikum, who was about 36 years old, died Friday at SeaWorld Orlando. The killer whale was infamous for killing his trainer, Dawn Brancheau, in 2010. That incident inspired the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which made the SeaWorld orca shows controversial and led to decreased ticket sales for the theme park. SeaWorld responded by ending the killer whales’ tricks and breeding. Over the weekend, the park said it would end its One Ocean orca performance at its San Diego location. It will, however, introduce a new show about orcas that it describes as a more educational experience, reports NPR. — Read it at the Orlando Sentinel


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