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Orca to perform again at Sea World, 13 months after killing trainer

The killer whale that killed a trainer 13 months ago will return to performing at Sea World in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
March 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The killer whale that killed a trainer 13 months ago will return to performing at Sea World in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday.

Tillikum, the 12,000-pound orca, was last seen in a Sea World show when he dragged his trainer underwater and shook her violently, killing her.

Sea World said returning to the show is an important component of the huge whale's physical, social and mental enrichment.

Experts and activists have voiced concerns about the whale's well being, and trainer safety.


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