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Bubbles, beloved pilot whale, dies at SeaWorld San Diego [View all]

Source: Reuters

World | Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:07pm EDT

Bubbles, beloved pilot whale, dies at SeaWorld San Diego


Bubbles, a female pilot whale at SeaWorld in San Diego that was believed to have been the oldest animal of her species in a zoological park, has died, the company said.

In an online posting, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said Bubbles was in her early to mid 50s and had been at the park for nearly 30 years.

"SeaWorld San Diego is saddened to announce the passing of one of the world's most beloved animals, Bubbles the pilot whale," the company said on its website (www.seaworldcares.com).

A necropsy is planned to determine the cause of death. The company, which operates marine parks in San Diego, San Antonio, Texas, and Orlando, Florida, did not say when she died.

Pilots whales, which have rounded heads and mouthlines that curve upward to resemble a smile, are in the dolphin family and are smaller than orcas, or killer whales.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-seaworld-entrnmt-whale-idUSKCN0YX0L5

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