28 Jul '17, 11am

Last orca bred in captivity at SeaWorld dies, aged 3 months

Last orca bred in captivity at SeaWorld dies, aged 3 months

It is assumed that Kyara’s mother, Takara, became pregnant with the calf around the same time, as gestation in an orca lasts between 12 to 18 months. Because Kyara was the last killer whale bred in captivity, she was a treasure at SeaWorld . However, there is a reason the public requested SeaWorld end its breeding program, and that is because the mammals have been known to thrive beyond 100-years-old in the wild . Sadly, the young calf survived only three months in captivity.

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