Experts and critics question intentions of orca in SeaWorld Orlando trainer death

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:31 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Homicide investigators in Orlando said Thursday that the death of a trainer at SeaWorld on Wednesday occurred when the theme park’s largest male Orca whale grabbed the trainer by her hair while she stood in shallow water, and dragged her into a deep pool. Was the 12,000-pound Orca acting violently, possibly because of stress from captivity? Or was he just playing?

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