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Why did Shamu kill his trainer?

Last Updated: 3rd May, 2021

Died: January 6, 2017 (aged 35); Orlando, Florida

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Also, what year did Shamu kill the trainer?


Also Know, how many trainers did Tilikum kill? SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau (shown in 2005) was dragged underwater by Tilikum and killed in 2010. Tilikum was part of captive breeding efforts and is thought to have sired 21 calves, 11 of which died before he did, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Just so, did Shamu eat a trainer?

Dawn Brancheau, an experienced 40-year-old animal trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, was killed yesterday afternoon. Billed as Shamu, Tilikum, a 12,000-pound (5,440-kilogram) male killer whale, reportedly grabbed Brancheau by the upper arm and pulled the trainer underwater.

Is Shamu dead?

She was caught in October 1965 and died in August 1971, after about six years of performance. After her death, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" shows for different orcas in different SeaWorld parks.

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