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China's First Orca Breeding Center Sparks Controversy

The Chimelong Group, one of the country’s biggest amusement park operators, revealed that it opened a breeding center for orcas on February 24 at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom—the first program of its kind ... read more

Endangered ferrets go to "boot camp" in Va.

and the Smithsonian's National Zoo joined with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to breed the endangered animals. The Smithsonian developed the first artificial insemination ... reintroducing ferrets ... read more

Drowning in Sound

What’s less surprising, perhaps, is that the whales-versus-sonar controversy has spun into a public relations ... a number of events involving the family of whales that includes orcas and melon-headed ... read more

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Dealer: An ex-merchant's mercy

But as dolphin dealer Chris Porter reached down into the water at the Solomon Islands center ... male killer whales end up with flopper dorsal fins and irregularly bent tails because the pools are ... read more

Orcas don’t do well in captivity. Here’s why.

(Read: China's first orca breeding center sparks controversy.) China “hasn’t had their Blackfish moment,” Rose says. But she is hopeful it will come, because she’s seen it come before. “You would not ... read more

SeaWorld to stop orca breeding

SeaWorld has announced the end of its controversial killer whale breeding program. The theme park chain's current generation of orcas will be the last in its care, the company has revealed. The group ... read more

California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding

LONG BEACH (California): The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but it banned breeding of the ... read more

Rhino crushes tour guide to death in Zimbabwe

In July, Dr. Walter Palmer of Minnesota was at the center of worldwide controversy after it was discovered ... filed against three people and four companies based in China 87 beluga whales and 11 ... read more

‘Blackfish’ Effect: SeaWorld Stock Plunges After Controversial Film Sparks Ethical Debate

SeaWorld posted a 1.5 percent drop in revenue last quarter and shares dipped more than 30 percent Wednesday morning, an indication that investors are aware of the controversy ... performances and ... read more

How to Retire a Captive Orca: The Sea Sanctuaries of the Future

They’ve called for SeaWorld to stop breeding its orcas and retire ... the 2013 documentary that focuses on Tilikum, a killer whale involved in the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau and two others. The ... read more

Genetically Modified Mosquito Sparks a Controversy in Florida

But engineering more complex living things is now possible, and the controversy ... Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has been reviewing the issue of Oxitec’s GM Aedes aegypti mosquito ... read more

'Blackfish' Effect? SeaWorld Will End Killer Whale Breeding Program (UPDATED)

ORIGINAL POST: SeaWorld announced Thursday it is ending its practice of killer whale breeding following years of controversy over keeping orcas ... Related: Orca at the Center of ‘Blackfish’ Suffering ... read more

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