When was the last killer whale attack at SeaWorld?
February 24, 2010
Dawn Brancheau was killed while performing with an orca named Tillikum in Orlando on February 24, 2010 — and SeaWorld never allowed humans into tanks with killer whales ever again.
Is the killer whale Tilikum still at SeaWorld?
Following Dawn’s death, Tilikum was sent to spend most of his days in a pool rarely seen by the public. There are reports that he would spend hours on end just lying on the surface of the water. Tilikum died at the Florida attraction in January 2017.
When was the killer whale attack in SeaWorld San Diego?
March 4, 1987
On March 4, 1987, 20-year-old SeaWorld San Diego trainer Jonathan Smith was grabbed by one of the park’s 5.4-tonne (6-short-ton) killer whales. The orca dragged the trainer to the bottom of the tank, then carried him bleeding all the way back to the surface and then spat him out.
Was Seaworld trainer dragged underwater in 2006 attack?
The video from a 2006 killer whale attack at SeaWorld in San Diego has been released, and it shows the trainer being dragged under water during a performance. U-T San Diego reports the 15-minute video was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by author David Kirby, who recently released his book “Death at Sea World.”
What happened to Ken Peters at Sea World?
U-T San Diego reports the 15-minute video was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by author David Kirby, who recently released his book “Death at Sea World.” The video shows trainer Ken Peters being pulled underwater when a whale, Kasatka, grabbed his foot and wouldn’t let go.
What happened to Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld?
The video was first presented last fall by federal regulators in defense of safety violations they issued against the park following a 2010 death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in Orlando’s SeaWorld.