November 30, 2006

She's mad as hell, and she's not going to take it any more! One of the orcas (killer whales) at Sea World attacked a trainer during a show today.

Stories originally reported it was Shamu, but the orca's name is Kasatka. More about her here (scroll down a bit), as well as lots of pictures. You can learn more about the orca program at SeaWorld here (warning: Flash). Finally, here's some (admittedly anti-captivity) info about the life expectancy of captive orcas.