ORLANDO, Fla. — The killer whale that drowned a trainer last year at SeaWorld in Orlando resumed performing yesterday for the first time since the death.
Tilikum participated in the marine park’s signature “Believe’’ show before a crowd of thousands, more than a year since drowning 40-year-old Dawn Brancheau during a performance on Feb. 24, 2010.
No trainer has been allowed in the water during shows since Brancheau’s death, but the park is working to get them back in.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration accused SeaWorld of recklessly putting trainers in danger. The company is fighting OSHA’s citations and a $75,000 fine, and contends its parks have a good safety record.