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.
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.