Kayla, a 30-year-old orca, dies at SeaWorld

Sign for SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. File photo. (Photo: Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
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Sign for SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. File photo. (Photo: Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Kayla, a 30-year-old female orca, died Monday, according to a statement from SeaWorld.

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A representative said in the statement that Kayla was showing signs of discomfort Saturday and that worsened through Sunday.

Although her veterinarians provided her with care and treatment, she was not able to recover.

A cause of death will not be determined until a postmortem examination is completed.

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