12-year-old male orca dies at SeaWorld San Diego

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld’s signature Shamu show, already under scrutiny after a trainer died in February, suffered another setback Tuesday when one of its famed killer whales mysteriously died in San Diego. The 12-year-old male orca named Sumar did not have a history of health problems and his passing shocked SeaWorld employees, many of whom feel the iconic creatures are like family.

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