Killer Whale Kills Again

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

In this photo taken on Dec. 30, 2005, Dawn Brancheau, a whale trainer at SeaWorld Adventure Park, poses while performing. Brancheau was killed in an accident with a killer whale at the SeaWorld Shamu Stadium Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2010.Tilikum, a 30-year-old orca, or killer whale, has just killed its third human, Dawn Brancheau, one of the more experienced trainers at SeaWorld in Orlando:

Brancheau’s interaction with the whale appeared leisurely and informal at first to audience member Eldon Skaggs. But then, the whale “pulled her under and started swimming around with her,” Skaggs told The Associated Press.

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