August 1st, 2013
12:42 PM ET

New Video Shows Dolphin Out of Water at SeaWorld

SeaWorld is already taking heat for a video that showed a pilot whale stranded outside its tank in Orlando, Florida while visitors screamed for help.

Now another video has surfaced of a dolphin stranded on the concrete after jumping out of its enclosure at the SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas.

The footage was newly released by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

According to PETA, the dolphin was bloodied and flailed there unhelped for minutes.

“It’s the latest bomb in PETA's fight against SeaWorld’s captivity of marine animals,” reports CNN's Nischelle Turner.

“But a spokesperson for the theme park said this video is misleading and was shot more than a year ago.”

SeaWorld also said, “The dolphin involved is healthy and doing fine today…Our zoological staff moved quickly to assist the dolphin. She was examined by our staff veterinarian and she was back in the water in less than 30 minutes.”

“The video is just the latest in a rising wave of bad publicity that first hit the theme park last month with the release of the documentary "Blackfish,” Turner says.

CNN Films has purchased the TV rights for Blackfish and it will air it on October 24.

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