Orca Kills Trainer In Front Of Sea World Crowd

LOS ANGELES TIMES: An orca killed an animal trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando on Wednesday as dozens of horrified tourists watched, park and law enforcement officials said. The killer whale had been involved in two previous deaths elsewhere. Dawn Brancheau, 40, [pictured, above] was finishing up a session with Tilikum [pictured, above], a 12,000-pound male killer whale, after a show. Witnesses said the killer whale grabbed her by the upper arm, disappeared underwater with her and swam to the other side of the tank, thrashing Brancheau around until she drowned. At least two dozen tourists looked on from above the […]