"They're part of our family. We care very deeply about these animals," he said. "We really love and enjoy what we do as trainers."
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Rose said he knew Brancheau and his wife worked with her. He said this is a difficult time for people in the wildlife industry. He said his heart goes out to her friends and family.
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