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SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011
SeaWorld to replace Shamu show in 2011

SeaWorld marine parks will launch a new killer-whale show in spring 2011 as it attempts to move beyond the death of an animal trainer that forced a complete reworking of the current Shamu show. The as-yet-unnamed Shamu show, according to the Orlando Sentinel, will replace the 5-year-old "Believe" as the signature attraction at SeaWorld parks in San Diego; Orlando, Fla.; and San Antonio. Thematic details of the new show are expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks. SeaWorld pulled all trainers out of its orca pools after the Feb. 24 death of Dawn Brancheau, a SeaWorld Orlando trainer who was killed by a 6-ton orca named Tilikum. Citing an ongoing trainer-safety review,...

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