Miami – Sundance, a Dolphin 30 years of the Miami Aquarium, in southern Florida (United States), died as a result of an illness, the park reported in a publication on social networks.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sundance today after the first symptoms of the disease (shown) yesterday”the aquarium of this city in southeastern Florida noted on Wednesday night in a publication on X (formerly Twitter).
The exact causes of the mammal’s death have not been released and will be known once the necropsy is completed, according to park spokespersons.
The dolphin was involved in an incident last year, when during a performance before the public it attacked a trainer, after she accidentally scratched the animal’s back.
Sundance’s death comes months after the death of Lolita, the killer whale who spent more than half a century in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium and therefore was a topic of controversy among animal defense groups.
Lolita’s death, which occurred on August 18, was due to a “progression of multiple chronic conditions,” including kidney diseases and pneumonia, as revealed by the autopsy performed.