Kyara was to be the last orca born in captivity at a SeaWorld park.
Kyara the last orca calf to be born in captivity at #Seaworld San Antonio breathed her last breath on July 24th, 2017.
Last year, SeaWorld announced that it would put an end to its killer whale show. Seaworld said in a statement the calf, named Kyara, was being treated for an infection, likely pneumonia, at the time of her death.
Kyara, who was born in SeaWorld San Antonio in April, spent her whole life in the park. "In addition to monitoring her 24/7, the expert veterinary staff was treating her with antimicrobials, including antibiotics, for any infections she was fighting".
Kyara had been under 24-hour watch and had been hand-fed to supplement her nutrition, the park said. The company still has almost two dozen killer whales between these two parks and its location in Orlando, Fla., a SeaWorld spokesman told NPR's Amy Held earlier this year.
SeaWorld has announced plans to introduce new "natural orca encounters" in place of theatrical shows.
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The female baby orca whale, a species also known as a killer whale, died after facing progressive health issues last week.
The film focused on Tilikum, an orca at SeaWorld Orlando who killed a trainer during a 2010 performance.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a statement on Monday night, saying: "SeaWorld executives have dollar signs where their eyes should be".
Tilikum, which sired 14 calves over almost 25 years in Orlando, died of bacterial pneumonia in January.
The next youngest, Amaya, was born in late December 2014.