Killer Whale Learns To Mimic Human Speech With Her BlowholeAn orca named Wikie has learned to imitate human speech through the use of her blowhole. The whale, living in France, has copied several phrases and even people's names.
Last Orca Born In Captivity At SeaWorld DiesThe last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating Kyara for an infection, but her health continued to decline.
SeaWorld Prepares For Last Orca Born At ParkSeaWorld officials are preparing for the last birth of an orca at one of its parks. According to a statement from the company, the calf will be born at SeaWorld in San Antonio in the next four to six weeks.
SeaWorld: Tilikum, Orca That Killed Trainer, Has DiedTilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died. SeaWorld says in a statement posted online that Tilikum died Friday.
1st SeaWorld Park Without Orcas Opening In Abu Dhabi In 2022Months after SeaWorld ended its orca-breeding program amid pressure from animal rights activists, company officials announced Tuesday that they will help develop in Abu Dhabi the first new SeaWorld park without orcas.
SeaWorld Cutting 320 Jobs In RestructuringSeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is eliminating 320 jobs across its 12-park company.
SeaWorld Profits Up As Revenue & Attendance DropsSeaWorld's revenue fell as the theme park and entertainment company's attendance declined, sending the company's shares lower in premarket trading.
SeaWorld Says It Will End Killer Whale Breeding ProgramSeaWorld is ending its practice of killer whale breeding following years of controversy over keeping orcas in captivity.
SeaWorld's "Blackfish" Orca Has Potentially Fatal InfectionThe killer whale responsible for the death of a SeaWorld trainer and chronicled in the documentary "Blackfish" is very sick from a bacterial infection that may eventually kill him, SeaWorld officials said Tuesday.
SeaWorld Plans New Killer Whale EnvironmentsSeaWorld says will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks, and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.
California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.