I can't dispute Clayco's description of poor old Shamu, for he is, indeed, an orca in captivity. But he's so much more than that: he's several orcas in captivity!
There's Shamu at Florida SeaWorld and Shamu at San Diego SeaWorld. Then there's Baby Shamu, for whom presumably Shamu is responsible, no doubt with the aid of his able and lovely assistant Mamu.
And I recently saw, up here in Toronto
, a fleet
of 10 new VW
bugs with waves painted on the sides, fin
s on top, and tail
s on the back: yes kids, it's "Shamu Across America"! The website (http://www.seaworld.com/shamuacrossamerica) informs me that these are "Shamu Cruisers" which are "navigated by SeaWorld employees" who are "looking for fun from coast to coast". Look out kids!
(I am not making this up.)