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PETA lawsuit alleges SeaWorld enslaves killer whalesupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 17:45:00

Can killer whales sue SeaWorld for enslavement?

Is whale to blame for trainer's death?updated: Tue Sep 20 2011 06:04:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to experts about a killer whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld.

Hearing begins in death of SeaWorld trainerupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 06:04:00

A federal hearing began Monday to determine whether SeaWorld Orlando should be charged with a willful violation in the 2010 death of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau.

Whale in trainer death returns to showupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 21:40:00

The killer whale involved in the death of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau returns to work.

Orca that killed trainer returns to SeaWorld showupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 21:40:00

Tilikum, the killer whale that killed a SeaWorld trainer last year, has returned to the stage at the Orlando, Florida, theme park. Tilikum made his return appearance Wednesday morning in front of an audience in the "Believe" show.

Killer whale returns to SeaWorld showupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 13:19:00

Tilikum, the killer whale that killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau last year, has returned to the stage at the Orlando, Florida theme park.

SeaWorld to reopen 'Dine with Shamu' showupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 19:09:00

SeaWorld says its "Dine with Shamu" killer whale show is reopening, nearly a year after it closed following the death of a trainer.

Killer whale dies unexpectedly at SeaWorld Orlandoupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 15:37:00

A 25-year-old killer whale unexpectedly died at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, the park said in a statement Tuesday.

Killer whale dies at SeaWorldupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 08:23:00

Workers load the body of a 12-year-old male killer whale on to a truck after it passed away.

SeaWorld shows to resume after killer whale deathupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 08:23:00

Shows at SeaWorld in San Diego, California, are expected to resume on schedule Wednesday, a day after a 12-year-old male killer whale died.

Killer whale dies at San Diego SeaWorldupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 19:46:00

A 12-year-old male killer whale, who showed signs of being ill only the day before, died Tuesday afternoon at SeaWorld in San Diego, California, the park announced.

Whale trainer laid to restupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:52:00

Dawn Brancheau, the trainer who was killed at Sea World in February, was laid to rest Chicago.

SeaWorld fined $75,000 for safety violationsupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:52:00

SeaWorld has been fined $75,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three safety violations, including one classified as willful, after an animal trainer was killed in February.

'Sea monster' fossil found in Peru desertupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 13:47:00

Researchers scanning the Peruvian desert for whale fossils have stumbled upon the remains of a "sea monster" three times the size of a modern day killer whale.

SeaWorld killer whale dies giving birth; calf is stillbornupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 01:17:00

A killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando died Sunday while giving birth, the theme park said. The calf was stillborn.

Free the killer whaleupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:40:00

When it comes to animal exploitation -- follow the money. Using animals for entertainment is big business, plain and simple. The killer whale Tilikum has helped SeaWorld sell millions of dollars worth of tickets.

OSHA warned whale would killupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:40:00

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on why OSHA recanted a report warning of killer whale attacks at SeaWorld.

People.com: Autopsy Reveals Gruesome Details of Killer Whale Attackupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 10:08:00

The 12,000-pound orca removed Dawn Brancheau's arm and part of her scalp

The case for captive animalsupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 17:58:00

The tragic death of a trainer at Sea World last week revived a number of long simmering questions. While we still grapple with "how did this happen?" the central question for many revolves around the role of large mammals -- like Tilikum the killer whale -- in zoos and aquariums: Should they be there or not?

How to free a killer whaleupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 15:57:00

In 2002, a male killer whale, or orca, who had been on public display in concrete tanks for 19 years, swam off on his own into the Atlantic Ocean.

Biologists: Killer whales 'neurotic' in captivityupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:27:00

Killer whales can weigh up to 22,000 pounds, and may be as long as 32 feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They often travel in groups of up to 50, being highly social.

What caused SeaWorld death?updated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:27:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to a SeaWorld official about why one of its killer whales turned on his trainer.

SeaWorld victim talks whalesupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:25:00

Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld trainer killed by a whale, talked with WESH in 2000 about working with the creatures.

Whale trainer remembered at funeralupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:25:00

Mourners packed into a church in Illinois Monday to remember a woman whose death made headlines worldwide.

People.com: SeaWorld Trainer Laid to Rest in Illinoisupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 20:50:00

Friends and family remember Dawn Brancheau as a woman who loved her life's work

SeaWorld CEO says shows with killer whales will resume Saturdayupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 19:51:00

SeaWorld will resume killer whale shows while the company and two federal agencies investigate the death of a whale trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, company and federal officials announced Friday.

SeaWorld whale shows resumeupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 19:51:00

SeaWorld announces that whale shows will resume Saturday, but trainers will not be in the water.

People.com: Killer Whale Shows to Resume Saturdayupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 15:49:00

But trainers won't get in the water with them until the investigation into Dawn Brancheau's death is finished

SeaWorld trainer: No warningsupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 22:41:00

HLN's Chuck Roberts asks SeaWorld's head whale trainer about events surrounding the tragic death there.

SeaWorld trainer died from traumatic injuries, drowning, officials sayupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 22:41:00

A whale trainer at SeaWorld died from "multiple traumatic injuries and drowning" after a 12,000-pound killer whale grabbed her ponytail and pulled her underwater in front of shocked onlookers at Shamu Stadium, the Orange County Sheriff's office said Thursday.

Whale trainer had 'dream job,' sister saysupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 20:18:00

She lived the life of a little girl's dream.

People.com: Killer Whale Yanked Trainer into Tank by Her Ponytailupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 19:12:00

Dawn Brancheau died of "multiple traumatic injuries and drowning," an autopsy finds

Was killer whale just playing?updated: Thu Feb 25 2010 16:57:00

Killer whale experts say the whale that killed its trainer may have just wanted to play. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

SeaWorld trainer killed by killer whaleupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 16:57:00

A killer whale killed a trainer Wednesday afternoon at SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Florida, a public information officer for the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

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