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Killer Whale Dies Suddenly at SeaWorld San Diego

Amaya at SeaWorld in 2015.

Amaya at SeaWorld in 2015.

Source: SeaWorld/AP Photo

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San Diego (AP) -- A killer whale died unexpectedly at SeaWorld San Diego and the reason was not immediately known, the aquarium and theme park said Friday.

The 6-year-old female orca named Amaya died Thursday and the cause of death will not be known until results of a post-mortem examination are complete, which could take weeks, SeaWorld's statement said.