SeaWorld Ending Orca Shows at San Diego Park

Next year will be the final year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2015 2:15 PM CST
This Tuesday, April 29, 2014 photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego, a 9-year-old orca named Kalia swims at the SeaWorld San Diego park in San Diego, Calif.   (AP Photo/SeaWorld San Diego)
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(Newser) – Big news from SeaWorld: CEO Joel Manby announced Monday that next year will be the final year featuring killer whale shows at the San Diego park. Starting in 2017, a "new orca experience" with a "strong conservation message" will debut, he said, per CNN. As the AP puts it, the new experience will "focus on the animal's natural setting and behaviors." Manby made the announcement at an investor conference, citing customer feedback as the reason. (Read more Sea World stories.)

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