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Acquired by SeaWorld in 1992, Tilikum helped SeaWorld grow its captive orca collection by fathering more than a dozen offspring. (SeaWorld/TNS)

Tilikum, the infamous SeaWorld killer whale, has died

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tilikum, the SeaWorld killer whale that inspired the anti-captivity…

 

In this Monday, March 7, 2011, file photo, killer whale Tilikum, right, watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld is ending its practice of killer whale breeding following years of controversy over keeping orcas in captivity. The company announced Thursday, March 17, 2016, that the breeding program will end immediately. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced…

 

In this Nov. 30, 2006, file photo, four killer whales leap out of the water while performing during SeaWorld's Shamu show in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Park, File)

SeaWorld acknowledges planting worker in animal rights group

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld acknowledged that it sent its own workers to…

 

In this Nov. 30, 2006, file photo, four killer whales leap out of the water while performing during SeaWorld's Shamu show in San Diego. (Chris Park/2006 AP)

SeaWorld acknowledges planting worker in animal rights group

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld acknowledged that it sent its own workers to…

In this Nov. 30, 2006, file photo, four killer whales leap out of the water while performing during SeaWorld's Shamu show in San Diego. (Chris Park/2006 AP)
“Jackass” prankster Steve-O, pictured in 2014, was sentenced this week to 30 days in jail for creating a false emergency and trespassing. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

‘Jackass’ Steve-O sentenced for protest stunt

“Jackass” star Steve-O is being nothing but a good sport about going…

“Jackass” prankster Steve-O, pictured in 2014, was sentenced this week to 30 days in jail for creating a false emergency and trespassing. (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
2010 AP file photo/Todd ConnellThis file photo made from video provided by Todd Connell shows trainer Dawn Brancheau before the accident in which killer whale Tilikum

SeaWorld case goes before appellate court

A federal appellate court in Washington is hearing arguments on whether citations…

2010 AP file photo/Todd ConnellThis file photo made from video provided by Todd Connell shows trainer Dawn Brancheau before the accident in which killer whale Tilikum