Kasatka (kasatka) wrote in seaworld_news,

Orca dies in San Diego

An epileptic killer whale died at SeaWorld, park officials said Wednesday.

Splash became ill last week and died Tuesday at the San Diego theme park, SeaWorld public affairs officials said.

The 15-year-old male orca suffered from epilepsy and was given medication daily, park officials said. Last week, Splash's health began to deteriorate and his appetite dropped.

Results from a necropsy performed Tuesday won't be known for several weeks, park officials said.

The last killer whale to die at SeaWorld was a 25-year-old female named Bjossa who succumbed to a lung infection in October 2001.

Born in captivity at a Canadian marine park in 1989, Splash had been at SeaWorld since 1992.

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