SeaWorld: 'Dine with Shamu' Returns After Tragedy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Orlando, FL (AP) - SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment plans to
restart its "Dine with Shamu" killer whale show, which was
suspended after a trainer's death last year.

The company announced Thursday that it plans to restart the show
Feb. 26 at SeaWorld San Antonio and later this spring at parks in
Orlando and San Diego.

The limited admission performance includes a buffet meal for
guests while trainers work nearby with one of the park's orcas.

The show has been suspended since last February, when trainer
Dawn Brancheau was dragged into the water and killed by a six-ton
orca named Tilikum. The death occurred shortly after a "Dine with
Shamu" show, and some guests were still in the area.

A company spokesman says Tilikum will not be used in the show,
at least initially.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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