Orca whale dies at SeaWorld park

File image of SeaWorld whale Umma. Credit SeaWorld via CNN

SAN ANTONIO — An 18-year-old killer whale has died after a months-long illness at the SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas.

The 4,600-pound orca named Unna died on Monday.

SeaWorld said she was under the constant care of the SeaWorld veterinary team and outside experts for the past several months.

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She suffered from a resistant strain of a fungus called candida.

A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of her death.

SeaWorld’s reputation was badly damaged in part by “Blackfish,” a 2013 documentary co-produced by CNN films.

The film generated criticism against SeaWorld from lawmakers and advocacy groups like PETA.

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