Killer whale ‘Kayla’ dies at SeaWorld


SeaWorld announced Monday that Kayla, a 30-year-old female killer whale, has died.

The exact cause of the orca’s death will not be known until the results of a post-mortem examination are complete, which may take several weeks, SeaWorld said.

SeaWorld said Kayla began showing signs of discomfort on Saturday afternoon. Her veterinarians immediately began treatment based on a physical examination. Her condition worsened on Sunday.

SeaWorld ended its orca breeding program in March of 2016.

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