SeaWorld debuts 'Killer Whale Up-Close' program

Posted at 11:38 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 12:11:05-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A brand new program at SeaWorld San Diego brings visitor's closer than ever to some of the world's largest animals. 

Orca Behaviorist Missy Zderadicka shares her passion during the "Killer whale up-close tour." 

"The first time I ever came to SeaWorld and I saw a Killer Whale, I was blown away," she said.  "I hope that everyone else who comes here feels that same thing.”

Jacky Wiggin is one of the few who took the tour this week. Through it, she's learned more about Killer Whales and got a chance to hang out with "Orchid."

"That was amazing. It was like my childhood dream come true," she said, still smiling. "A very cool experience for me. Probably the closest I’ll ever get.”

The experience is open seven days a week at SeaWorld and it's guaranteed to be one you won't forget.