30. When Killer Whales Kill
SeaWorld in Orlando is famous for giving visitors the chance to get up, close and personal with ocean and other marine life that we don’t get to enjoy in our daily lives. The ‘Dine with Shamu’ experience where visitors can enjoy a meal while watching killer orca whales is one of the highly rated attractions here.
Unfortunately, in the year 2010, the staff and visitors at SeaWorld were witness to a very unfortunate death that involved Dawn Brancheau who worked as trainer. She was working with a killer whale called Tilikum and although it’s unclear as to how it happened in spite of precautions, she was dragged underwater by him anddied.