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SeaWorld's last killer whale born in captivity dies

SeaWorld's last killer whale born in captivity dies
Posted at 7:13 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 03:30:54-04

(CNN) - The last killer whale born in Seaworld's captivity has died.

Kyara, a three-month-old calf, was diagnosed with an infection, and her health never improved.

"Despite the team's best efforts, Kyara passed earlier today, surrounded by lots of love," SeaWorld tweeted. 

A full postmortem examination will be held, but Seaworld officials say it could take a month or so to complete.

The company says no other member of its orca pod are sick.

Seaworld announced last year that it was no longer going to breed killer whales. Kyara's mother was pregnant at that time.

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