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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 04, 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida

Animal: False Killer Whale
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: SeaWorld Orlando

Category: Animal health issue
Species: Marine

Summary: Jozu, SeaWorld's last false killer whiale is critically ill. Jozu is the last surviving false killer whale in the Continental U.S. Born in captivity, she has lived at the Orlando facility since 1976. Jozu at 17 is considered a young false killer whale since these whales have a mzsimum longevity of 63 years. The cause of illness is unknown. Jozu's illness follows the death of Sully, the pilot whale, who died at the San Diego facility on May 23 of unknown causes.

Source: Digital Journal.com

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