Skip to comments.Check Out This Video of a Killer Whale Killing & Eating a Penguin During a Show @ SeaWorld
Posted on 02/04/2010 11:57:12 AM PST by Tom Hawks
Check out this video of what happened last year during the "Believe" show at San Diego's SeaWorld, a pelican decided to drop in for the show. Unfortunately for the pelican, the whales decided to take a brake from the show and have the pelican for lunch instead. The person who captured this video was in the right place at the right time. Unfortunately for the pelican it was in the wrong place at the wrong time. During a portion of the show where a young child it introduced to a friendly whale, the pelican landed onto the pool. Suddenly out of nowhere one of the whales lunged at it from underneath the water, caught it in it's jaws, and dragged the bird under the water, thus drowning it. The other whales in the pool, with the exception of the whale that was at the front of the pool with the little girl from the audience, all disappeared under the water ignoring their trainers.
Throughout the ordeal the show's music continued to blare out of the speakers, but it was obvious to the audience the show had not gone as planned. Some of the trainers tried to continue on as if nothing had happened and continued the dance moves. Meanwhile the whales still hadn't surfaced and had their catch at the bottom of the pool. Eventually one whale did surface, as did the limp body of the pelican. The whales then pushed it around the surface for a while and then tore it apart in front of the audience.
Eventually the trainers got back the attention of the whales and managed to lure them backstage to the holding pen, leaving bits of pelican floating around in the pool. Once the trainers had the whales securely locked up, they then went about retrieving the Pelican parts from the pool. Since the show had been cut short, the bewildered audience responded with clapping and cheering as each part of the Pelican was retrieved from the pool.
While SeaWorld tries to humanize these deadly creatures for the spectators, this video proves that they are still wild animals and their "Killer Whale" instincts are sill very acute.
One of those ‘Circle of Life’ kind of things.
I’m pretty sure it was a pelican, not a penguin.
I’m pretty sure this was posted once already today.
This wasn’t violent enough.
“Animals are friendly. Really they are. Could we get a little girl to pet the nice polar bear?”
Left lives in their own little world.
A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His mouth can hold more than his belly can,
He can hold in his beak,
Enough food for a week!
I’m damned if I know how the hell he can!
but it sure is no PENGUIN, english.
A wondrous bird is the pelican,
His beak holds more than his belican.
As we are standing there looking at a couple of female lions, a very dumb duck brought her brood with her to swim in the little pond that the lions got their water from. Well, one of the lions decided that duckling was a good snack, she snuck up on the ducklings and wham!, goodbye duckling, nothing but few feathers flying.
There was an audible gasp by the people who were there with their kids, but it was an education.
This is how my family reacts at Christmas when my mother takes the pork roast comes out of the oven.
Exactly. I remember Rush saying something about this a few years ago...specifically about animals. He recalled how personifying animals (i.e. cartoons, advertising, etc.) would be a bad idea because you were essentially teaching kids that the monkey in the cage is friendly, the snake on the ground sticks its tongue out because it wants a kiss, and the tiger in the jungle is just a big pussie cat waiting to be cuddled.
A boid is a boid is a boid.
Writer needs a proofreader — big time!
A whale is a whale of course of course
And no one can change a killer whale of course
Unless of course lunch drops in on the famous Shamu whale.
Note to self:
Do NOT make a pet out of anything that has “killer” in their name.
I was in the Gasteanu channel (Juneau) a few decades ago on a friends boat. We were fishing for salmon.
I hooked one, brought it to the transom of the boat and reached down to pull it up into the boat (heavy line, small boat, no net needed).
Imagine my surprise when an Orca pulled the salmon out of my hand and took off with it. the orca could have EASILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! taken my:
BUT, it knew that the fish was enough.
Remember in the movie JAWS when Roy Scheider has the shark come to the back of the boat and he says: ‘We're gonna need a bigger boat?’ That's how I reacted. Times two.
There were 2 stories about killer whales today, one with a penguin (who survived), the other with a pelican who didn’t.
Knowing you as I do, I suspect you did not watch “the kill.”
The whales behaved much as dogs would if they happened to catch a stray bird or squirrel.
Excellent.. a true educational experience!
OOPs! I guess I misstated the animal, I meant pelican. But I had just finished watching the other video the site had that had a penguin who escaped being lunch by a killer whale.
It must have still been on my mind when I typed the headline. My bad.
For those who have taken umbrage with me posting it. It was posted yesterday not today. I checked already and that is why I posted it.
It was funny yesterday when it was posted as Killer whale eating PELICAN. LOL
Why’d you change the title?
Made it even funnier.(although it was posted yesterday)
There is a link to the right of the pelican video for the penguin video.
Re. penguin video, those folks were lucky an orca didn’t decide to get into the boat too.
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