Tilikum, SeaWorld Orlando’s largest and most famous orca, and the one involved in the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, has died after an extended illness. [Read more…]
SeaWorld has announced that the killer whales in their care will be the last, as they will no longer breed the orcas and will be ending all their killer whale shows over the next few years. [Read more…]
SeaWorld has announced some major changes and additions for its parks over the coming years, including new rides, a new show and new holiday characters. [Read more…]
Shamu will be getting a new, larger home. SeaWorld Entertainment is planning to build new environments for their killer whales and also fund new programs to protect ocean health and killer whales in the wild.
On Nov. 21, 2013, SeaWorld Orlando announced some of the musical acts for their 2014 Bands Brew & BBQ festival. Since then, nearly all of the acts have canceled their appearance, citing SeaWorld’s treatment of killer whales, or their fans’ complaints against SeaWorld after seeing the movie “Blackfish”, which features interviews with some former trainers and animal experts. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment has been pretty much silent about the situation, only saying they’re rebooking the bands who were misinformed and canceled. But today, they’ve released an open letter about the situation and their care of killer whales. Here is the letter in its entirety: [Read more…]
SeaWorld’s new Shamu show made its world premier today in Orlando with special appearances and a fireworks finale. Earth Day makes a fitting day for the show that promises to present an inspiring and educational message that both humans and animals are part of one world, one ocean. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. [Read more…]