While its first-quarter attendance dropped 13% and revenue fell 11% year-over-year, the company is laying the groundwork for parks in the Middle East. They would be the marine entertainment giant’s first attraction outside of the United States.
A measure to ban orca captivity and end shows featuring killer whales at San Diego’s SeaWorld theme park stalled in the California state assembly on Tuesday.
He told analysts today that the documentary Blackfish has actually drummed up interest in marine mammal parks, making it good for business.
Reports that two wild-caught orcas would be on display during the 2014 Winter Olympics had sparked outrage.
Recent events have reignited controversies surrounding captive orcas.
Did that octopus just wink at you?
A decision on SeaWorld v. OSHA is expected in the next few months, though its outcome doesn’t seem likely to save a lone captive orca at Miami’s Seaquarium.
Awwwwww. AAAAAGGGGHHHH. Awwwww. My hind brain can’t decide if this is adorable or terrifying.