Research Paper On Tilikum

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Since being captured in 1983, Tilikum has been involved in three deaths of highly experienced trainers. The most recent and most controversial death would be that of Senior Trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. SeaWorld’s official report faulted Dawn, saying that Tilikum seized Dawn’s ponytail and pulled her down under the water and drowned her. When video was uncovered, SeaWorld said that this was an accident.

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