Dolphin killed at SeaWorld in Orlando
I'm hearing reports about a dolphin being killed at SeaWorld Orlando's Discovery Cove
park. Apparently, there was a mid-air collision with another dolphin. No more details at the time. Please post to the comments if you were there, heard details from employees, or saw a local news report.
In a word -- Ouch!
What follows is the article that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel
This is very sad news for me to hear( the tears are literally running down my cheeks as I write this), and I too have never heard of this happening anywhere, in captivity or known reports of it in the wild. Its just a tragedy that I honestly dont think it had to do with the trainers. My condolences go to them because they play, work with, and take special care of these beautiful creatures everyday. For this to happen in front of the guest makes this all even sadder. My prayers are with all of those involved. BTW...For those wondering why I am taking this so much to heart is because I absolutely love and respect dolphins and killer whales and my greatest dream and wish at one time in my life was to be a Sea World Animal Trainer. I have the utmost respect for what they do.
This is sad news because dolphins are very beautiful and nice. We just booked our 3rd trip to Discovery Cove for May 13th. Dolphins are so interested in humans which is amazing. When I was in the US Navy many times I would walk to the bow of the flight deck and there would be a pack of dolphins leading us…
I hear you Brian. I actually got really close to them from the hangar bay smokin sponsons when I used to be in the Navy myself(USS JFK). We'd be all stop for day of resting on a sunday and its like they even put on a little show for us and they were doin'flips and everything.
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