Feb 26

SeaWorld Press Conference - Live Stream Here

by Staff

Today at 1:00 p.m. EST, from SeaWorld Orlando, Jim Atchison, president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, shared information regarding the company's review of the killer whale incident and plans for the killer whale program at each of the three SeaWorld parks.

Feb 26

SeaWorld Parks Press Conference Video

by Staff

Jim Atchison, president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment addressed Wednesday's killer whale incident. Atchison shared information regarding the company's review of the incident and plans for the killer whale program at each of the three SeaWorld parks.

Part 1

Feb 26

An Interview with Chuck Tompkins

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Chuck Tompkins, Head of Animal Training for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, talks about SeaWorld killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau. All of us at SeaWorld are deeply saddened by the events of Wednesday, February 24 and we have extended our condolences to Dawn's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.

Feb 25

Statement from the family of Dawn Brancheau

by Staff

The family of Dawn Brancheau has asked SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to send this message on their behalf requesting respect for their space and privacy at this difficult time.

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You have all heard what an amazing trainer Dawn Brancheau was and it is true - she was the best. It came naturally to her. Being a trainer was a life-long dream that she achieved. She loved her job, and she loved her animals.

Feb 25

@Shamu Twitter Account

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About a year ago SeaWorld launched a Twitter account giving voice to Shamu. In part because of his worldwide celebrity and in part because of his ability to find humor in the world around him, @Shamu has gained a significant following on Twitter. Many of his most loyal followers have noted his absence from Twitter since the tragic events of Wednesday, February 24 at SeaWorld Orlando.

Feb 24

SeaWorld Updates

by Staff

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8:00pm

Schedule Updates

SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Diego will be open Thursday, February 25 as scheduled (SeaWorld San Antonio is not yet open for the season) but Believe shows and Dine with Shamu experiences at all SeaWorld locations have been suspended; no decision has been made for future dates at this time.

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Update: Thursday, Feb. 25, 9:33am

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Feb 24

A Message from Jim Atchison, President and Chief Executive Officer, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

by Staff

February 24, 2010

It is with great sadness that I report that one of our most experienced animal trainers drowned in an incident with one of our killer whales this afternoon, February 24, 2010 at our SeaWorld Orlando park.

We have initiated an investigation to determine, to the extent possible, what occurred. There are no other details to share at this point, but we will make our findings known in due course.

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Dec 09

What’s a Shamuku? It’s a haiku… killer whale-style

by Staff

For those of you who follow Shamu on Twitter, you know his style. For a marine mammal l living underwater, his sense of humor is very dry. He keeps his followers laughing -- and since it's the holiday season, he's in the spirit of giving. On Monday, he declared this week “Giveaway Time”!

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