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  SeaWorld takes stand against whale documentary

Should whales be in theme parks?

  Gabriela Cowperthwaite joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss her documentary, “Blackfish.” Her documentary raises critical questions about whether whales should be held in theme parks and the scope of trauma they suffer from being kept in captivity.

Animal party! Bird makes KLG, Hoda scream

  SeaWorld and Busch Gardens animal ambassador Julie Scardina introduces Kathie Lee and Hoda to a puffin, a hornbill, a cotton-top tamarin and a tamandua. (The big hornbill causes quite a stir when he takes off and flies around Studio 1A.)

Animal frenzy! Lion cubs, penguins visit Studio 1A

  Julie Scardina, animal advocate from Sea World and Busch Gardens, stops by the Fourth Hour with a few of her wildlife friends, who make friends with Kathie Lee and a reluctant Hoda.

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  SeaWorld Posts Strong Debut

The latest market headlines, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Fitch has downgraded the UK to AA+ and SeaWorld posted a strong NYSE. debut

  Stock Market Opens For Business As Usual

The "Squawk on the Street" news crew report on today's business news, including SeaWorld's IPO. And, CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the latest details on police efforts to capture the remaining Boston bombing suspect, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  SeaWorld Hopes IPO MakeS Big Splash at NYSE

CNBC's Jane Wells takes a deep dive into the numbers as the entertainment company prepares to make its public debut.

  Q2 IPO Outlook

CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on IPO activity this year. Investors will be keeping an eye on Bausche & Lomb, ING, Coty, CDW and SeaWorld this year.

  SeaWorld defends dolphin that bit child

Jillian Thomas, 8, suffered puncture wounds from a dolphin bite at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., as she was feeding it. SeaWorld is defending the dolphin, saying Thomas did not follow directions given by a park employee. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.  

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