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SeaWorld to end theatrical killer whale show due to wave of controversy

November 9, 2015
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Today, November 9, SeaWorld revealed that they will be retiring their theatrical killer whale show in San Diego. A “new orca experience” will serve as a replacement attraction. 

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“The main point is we are listening to our guests. We’re evolving as a company. We’re always changing and, again, always evolving. That means that 2016 will be the last year of our theatrical killer whale experience called One Ocean,” said president and CEO Joel Manby. “In San Diego, in 2017 we will launch our all-new orca experience. It’s going to be focused more on the natural setting, natural environment and also the natural behaviors of the whales.”

According to a post on SeaWorld’s official website, the new orca attraction will be exclusive to San Diego, which leads one to assume that other locations will continue to carry out the current killer whale attraction.

Written by AltPress