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The Story of Shamu

Growing up, as I did, in the Pacific Northwest, Killer Whales were just part of the mythology of the region. When I first visited SeaWorld San Diego as a kid, I knew right away how special these animals are and how important SeaWorld’s program of… Read More »The Story of Shamu

Dawn Brancheau Foundation

The family of Dawn Brancheau, the Killer Whale trainer tragically killed at SeaWorld Orlando earlier this year, has started a foundation in her memory. The Dawn Brancheau Foundation, as you might expect, supports the things that Brancheau was involved in in her life, organizations like… Read More »Dawn Brancheau Foundation

SeaWorld to Develop new Shamu Show

The other shoe had to drop eventually. SeaWorld has announced that they are developing a new show to replace the ‘Believe’ Killer Whale show at its theme parks. This move will help the park get past the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau last February… Read More »SeaWorld to Develop new Shamu Show

SeaWorld baby Killer Whale is a boy

Earlier today on their facebook page, SeaWorld Orlando announced that the Killer Whale born on Oct 9th to Katina is a boy. The video below explains why it can sometimes take a long time to narrow down the choices to just one.

SeaWorld says they’ll be holding a naming contest to name the baby Orca in the near future. In the meantime you can visit the pair at Shamu stadium.

Meanwhile on the other coast, SeaWorld San Diego has a baby too… this time an ultra cute baby Emperor Penguin. Video of it being introduced to other penguins is below the jump:

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