Une orque captive agresse l'entraîneur 
qui venait de lui prendre son enfant 



En 2006, elle remet ça avec le même dresseur...


SEAWORLD (San Diego/USA). Juillet 99

Pendant son spectacle de 2 heures 45 au Shamu Stadium (San Diego, Californie), Kasatka, une orque captive d'un poids de 5.000 livres et âgée de 23 ans, était en train d'exécuter son show quotidien devant une foule très nombreuse ce dimanche. Aucun soigneur ne se trouvait avec elle à ce moment là. 

Brusquement, l'animal se mit à s'agiter et à tourner en rond frénétiquement dans son bassin.
Puis elle se tourna vers son entraîneur, Ken Peters qui la rejoignait dans l'eau 

"Elle lui sauta dessus d'un seul coup " raconte Stan Baker, une personne qui assistait au spectacle et filma le drame avec une caméra vidéo "Il m'a semblé qu'elle ouvrait la gueule pour mordre son soigneur et puis deux autres membres du personnel sont arrivés pour l'entourer et la repousser. Kasatka essayait apparemment de mordre Ken et de l'entraîner vers le fond. Elle le poussa ensuite vers l'estrade et l'homme put être sauvé sans dommage". 

Interrogée, la direction du delphinarium admet que peut-être, l'orque a agi par désespoir : Ken Peters venait en effet de lui enlever tout récemment son delphineau. 
 

Orques captives : une souffrance toute spéciale



A captive orca nipped and dunked a trainer because he took her baby before

SEAWORLD (San Diego/USA). July 99

A killer whale that nipped and dunked a trainer during a show at SeaWorld had turned on a trainer once before, park officials said.
Kasatka, a 5,000-pound, 23-year-old female was performing in front of crowds again Sunday. But there was no trainer in the tank with her, and that’s the way it will be for at least a while.

During a 2:45 performance at Shamu Stadium Saturday, the animal becamen agitated and started circling the pool. She then turned toward trainer Ken Peters, who was in the water.

"All of a sudden, (she) jumped on top of him," said Stan Baker, an audience member who caught the incident on home video. "It looked to me like he was opening his mouth to bite his trainer, and then the other three trainers were trying to get over to him and pull him
out," said Leslie Baca. Kasatka apparently nipped at Peters, pushed him underwater momentarily and shoved him toward the stage. Other trainers helped him out and Peters
was not hurt.

Park officials are not sure what set off the behavior. They speculate that Kasatka may have been upset at being separated from her baby.

This was not the first time Kasatka acted aggressively toward a trainer, according to SeaWorld Vice President for Animal Training Mike Scarpuzzi. The whale was involved in a very similar incident in 1993. Trainers worked with her for several years before deciding it was safe to get in the tank with her.

"We’ve been back in the water and have done thousands and thousands of interactions with her in the water, all very positive, very safe," Scarpuzzi said. "But she’s a large animal and animals can have a mind of their own."

Peters was also back in the show Sunday. But park officials want to make sure no one else winds up hurt and will not swim with Kasatka for now.

"We will stay out of the water with her until we can fully evaluate it," Scarpuzzi said. "If we feel we shouldn’t be in the water, if someone’s life is endangered at all, we’re not going to go in the water."

He adds that there is always an element of risk with these shows. "There’s always that chance between human mistake and an animal being an animal that not everything is going to go perfect every time," Scarpuzzi said. "Even if it’s gone perfect thousands and thousands of times, there’s always that one chance."

Information received from

Mark Berman
Program Associate
International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island
300 Broadway #28
San Francisco CA 94133 USA
415-788-3666 X 146
Fax 415-788-7324


Références 

A quoi pensent les orques lorsqu'elles tuent leur dresseur ?


L'affaire kasatka et les orques en france

Les orques se rebiffent !

http://www.orcahome.de/incidents.htm
http://www.wdcs.org/submissions_bin/orca_trainer_accidents.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_whale_attacks_on_hu

Orques en rage !

La pauvre vie de Kasatka

2007: nouvelle attaque à Loro parque

Ky et Tilikum : Spartacus parmi les orques !

Loro Parque : deux agressions en moins de quatre ans
 
http://reseaucetaces.fr/archive/2009/12/29/2503.aspx
http://www.dauphinlibre.be/orque_en_rage2007.htm

Orque et dresseurs : pas de tout repos !

Comment réhabiliter les orques ?

Orques tueuses

orques d'antibes