SeaWorld to Stop Breeding Orcas, Making Them Perform TricksFinally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced Thursday that it will immediately stop breeding killer whales and making them perform crowd-pleasing tricks at its theme parks.
SeaWorld Removing Lifting Floors From Orca PoolsSeaWorld officials say they are getting rid of lifting floors in the company's killer whale pools that were installed after the death of trainer because they are no longer needed. SeaWorld officials said Wednesday that the floors will be removed at its parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio.
Report: SeaWorld's Income Drops 84 PercentAttendance at SeaWorld's three parks are down, 100,000 fewer people visited the parks this year than at the same time last year.
Sea World Trainers To Wear Inflatable Safety Vests While Working Near Killer WhalesTrainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.