A Killer Killer who was born in Seaworld, a marine zoo in San Antonio, Texas, died on March 24.
Chiara was born from a 26-year-old killer whale Takara as part of a program to nurture the killer whales in Seaworld.
Julia Sigman, a San Antonio trainer, commented on the situation, "Chiara has had a tremendous impact on the entire zoo team. Not to mention all the guests waiting to see Chiara. "
"The heart and support that everyone has shown since Takara's pregnancy has been amazing," Sigman said. As animal caregivers, we are devoting our lives to animals, and this loss is the sadness of the whole SeaWorld family. "
Veterinarians have yet to identify the cause of the death of Chiara and have been treated for the infection before death.
Kiara's killer whale upbringing program ended in March 2016 with the dispute and protest of killer whale abuse. Chiara was pregnant before the end of the program and was eventually born in the aquarium.
A critical documentary called Blackfish revealed that marine life, such as killer whales and dolphins, was abused for human recreation, and Sea World of Sea Zoo was criticized. Sea World has long since stopped dolphin and killer whale performances.
Currently, all the marine zoos in the United States have 22 killer whales, and the zoo plans other ways to get people to meet the natural killer whales, not the usual killer whales.