ADVERTISEMENT
latest stories:

SeaWorld to Build Bigger Enclosures for Killer Whales

The theme park operator plans to build bigger enclosures for its killer whales amid raging controversy over its killer whale shows

(Reuters) - Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said it would build bigger enclosures for its killer whales amid raging controversy over its killer whale shows.

The company's shares were up 3 percent in early trading.

SeaWorld pledged $10 million for killer whale research and is embarking on a multi-million dollar partnership focused on ocean health, it said.

Protests against orca shows at SeaWorld's amusement parks intensified particularly after a 2013 film, "Blackfish," documented the killing of a trainer at the company's Orlando, Florida park in 2010 by the whales.

 

(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

Share this Article:

Comments

You must sign in or register as a ScientificAmerican.com member to submit a comment.
Scientific American Holiday Sale

Give a Gift &
Get a Gift - Free!

Give a 1 year subscription as low as $14.99

Subscribe Now! >

X

Email this Article

X