Killer whale Tilikum back on job in Florida

An orca responsible for three deaths, including that of a trainer at the former Sealand of the Pacific tourist attraction in Oak Bay in 1991, is back performing at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

Tilikum the killer whale was removed from the show roster more than a year ago when it dragged a trainer to her drowning death in the tank.

SeaWorld officials have long planned to return the whale to the performance lineup, but since last year’s death, trainers have not been allowed in the water with the orcas.

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