At least SeaWorld is going out of business.
Journalist Joe Kleiman, who has been tracking the company’s fortunes at his blog (which is currently under maintenance and unavailable), reported earlier this month that he had “confirmed more than 150 liens across all of the company’s parks filed in the four months between March and June 2020, and the number keeps climbing as additional data becomes available.”
Kleiman believes these and other recent moves by the park suggest a looming court filing: “I have a strong feeling the company is contemplating filing for bankruptcy.”
The marine mammals are all singing hallelujah right now. If human civilization collapsed totally (not likely), there are a lot of animals that would rejoice. I was a little concerned about the synanthropic spiders I study, but then I realized that as long as people lived in mud huts and hide tents, they’ll be fine.