Dawn Brancheau

Dawn Therese Brancheau (April 16, 1969 – February 24, 2010) was a senior animal trainer at SeaWorld, who worked with orcas at SeaWorld Orlando for fifteen years, and was their poster girl. She was killed by an orca, Tilikum, the only SeaWorld trainer killed by an animal. However, she was the third person killed by Tilikum, and many other trainers have been seriously injured by orcas.

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