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Robert Niles

New whale, new honor for SeaWorld

Published: March 16, 2007 at 1:19 PM

Some good news from SeaWorld today:

  • The Orlando park announced this week that its killer whale Taima gave birth on Monday afternoon in SeaWorld Stadium. The six-foot calf, gender as yet undertermined, weighed in at 350 pounds. It's the third "baby" for Taima, who was born at SeaWorld Orlando during a 1989 thunderstorm.

  • SeaWorld's "Believe" won the award for outstanding live show from the Themed Entertainment Association this week. The killer whale show debuted last year at SeaWorld Orlando, as well as the San Diego and San Antonio parks.
  • Replies (5)

    Jessica Warburton

    Published: March 17, 2007 at 12:06 PM

    Went to see the Baby yesterday! Very cute and Taima being a good mum. However, Believe won an award!!!!! Are you kidding me???? I hate that show. The old one was so much better and funnier. Everytime a guy got wet it made me laugh! The Believe show sucks. Its so boring and cheesy! I heard they are updating the night show though so hopefully that will be better.
    Shane Morgan

    Published: March 17, 2007 at 11:40 PM

    Congrats on the new whale, Sea World! I can't really comment on Believe though. I didn't get to catch the show the last time I went.
    Bruce Lane

    Published: March 19, 2007 at 7:07 PM

    I'm glad they had another successful birth. Each captive-born whale means one less that they'd ever have motivation to try and remove from the wild.

    The "award" for 'Believe' simply goes to show, once again, that there is absolutely no accounting for taste (or lack thereof).

    Keep the peace(es).

    Jason Jackson

    Published: March 20, 2007 at 9:47 AM

    I did not see the previous show, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but there were a lot of people in the audience when I saw Believe who were very moved by the show and really enjoyed it. Kind of cheesy, but the appeared to enjoy it.
    Deidre Dennis

    Published: March 20, 2007 at 9:49 PM

    We saw the Shamu Show in San Diego back in '05, the night show. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. Then they changed it to Believe and we saw that one this past Summer in Orlando. I had read reviews online before going and a lot of people were saying the Believe Show seems to be more about the trainers instead of Shamu. I couldn't agree more. While the show was okay, I didn't really go to the park to hear the stories of how the trainers had always wanted to swim with the fishes and blah blah blah. Too much talking and too many pictures that's supposed to be of the trainers when they were kids. That part was REALLY corny.

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