Amaya - orca

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Amaya was a 6-year-old female orca who was born in captivity at SeaWorld San Diego.

SpeciesOrcinus orca
BornDecember 2, 2014
SeaWorld San Diego, California, USA
DiedAugust 19, 2021
SeaWorld San Diego, California, USA
Cause of deathUnspecified gastrointestinal disease
Parent(s)♀ Kalia ♂ Unknown / Ulises?

On December 2, 2014 captive born female Kalia gave birth to her first calf; a female later named Amaya and possibly sired by the Icelandic male Ulises.

Due to Kalia having only been 9 years old when her pregnancy was announced, some controversy and intense criticism ensued and some began questioning what kind of a mother she would be at this age, as well as why SeaWorld had been artificially inseminating such a young orca.

Amaya died unexpectedly on August 19, 2021 from an unspecified gastrointestinal disease.

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