Video: Dolphin Bites 8-Year-Old Girl at Sea World

· December 2, 2012

8-year-old Jillian Thomas stars in when feeding the dolphins at Sea World goes wrong. One of the marine mammals bit into her arm, nearly dragging her into the water.

Jillian’s mother took video of her daughter, who says dolphins are her favorite animal, feeding them at the theme park’s Dolphin Cove.

Jillian was in the middle of her second visit of the day to the friendly looking animals when she made a crucial mistake, lifting a small plate of dolphin food in the air out of excitement, something the park warns people not to do.

The dolphin, eager for the food, chomped down on Jillian’s arm instead, nearly dragging her into the water.

The 8-year-old walked away from the encounter with a set of teeth marks the size of dimes.Her parents are furious and claimed Sea World employees “trivialized the attack.”

“Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests, employees and animals,” Sea World said in a statement. “Educators and animal care staff were at the attraction when this happened and immediately connected with the family.”

The Thomas family said it has no plans to sue Sea World, however they are urging the park to increase the age limit for children who are allowed to feed the animals.

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Discussion10 Comments

  1. reefmoney says:

    if they dont sue….they’re idiots…thats easy money. 1.) the girl wasnt REALLY hurt and 2.) SeaWorld would LOVE to pay to get it out of the headlines

    • tya says:

      did you not read this line right here “when she made a crucial mistake, lifting a small plate of dolphin food in the air out of excitement, something the park warns people not to do.”and sea world takes things to the court room

  2. MoorFedayeen says:

    And now they probably will dismantle this whole program because of this one incident. Its easy to see what happened. He was going for the empty tray. They also probably signed waivers so she can’t sue. She clearly wasn’t hurt either. Live & Learn. Hell, leave animals out of captivity too.

  3. izi says:

    ridiculous

  4. TruDat says:

    In “other” white folk news. LOL

    One Love

  5. G says:

    Man gtfo of here! lol

  6. tyuaza says:

    so she got over excited didnt listen and got bit for it
    she learned her lesson

  7. BzB says:

    lol @ the pic of the moment the dolphin clamped on her arm. dolphin was like yahhh! girl was like ahhh!

  8. NoWhiteINmyCup says:

    My state florida is in the news every other day

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