In Orlando, Florida a animal trainer died after being attacked by a killer whale at the Sea World Amusement Park.
Tilikum, the 30-year-old, 12,300-pound bull orca, jumped out of the tank and grabed Dawn Brancheau around her waist and pulled her underwater. Brancheau died at the age of 40.
This incident is the latest in the string of fatalities involving experienced animal trainers and wildlife experts.
December 2009: Alexis Martinez Hernandez, a wildlife trainer, died at the age of 29 when he fell from a whale and crushed his rib cage at Loro Parque on the Spanish island of Tenerife.
October 2009: Anton Turner, a British safari guide, died at the age of 38 when he was charged down by an elephant during filming of a BBC children’s programme in Tanzania.
April 2008: Stephan Miller, an American animal trainer and Hollywood stunt double, died at the age of 39 when he was mauled by a five-year old grizzly bear named Rocky in San Bernardino, California.
(Article from telegraph)