The recent death of a dolphin at the Arizona Aquarium setup is an event that the management hasn’t been able to explain yet. The report of the death came on Thursday evening and activists aren’t happy with the death of the animal.
“Immediately after Kai started showing signs of health decline two weeks ago our team made every effort to save his life, including bloodwork testing, ultrasounds, x-rays, and engaging external specialists and submitting diagnostic samples to outside university veterinary laboratories,” Christian Schaeffer, the general manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, said in a statement sent to media outlets. “Kai initially seemed to be responding, but his health suddenly declined last night around 11:30 p.m.
The manager of the aquariums said that they tried to save Kai’s life, but unfortunately their efforts did not bear any fruits.
A bottlenose dolphin died at an Arizona marine park on Thursday, making him the fourth dolphin to die there in less than two years.
Employees at Dolphinaris Arizona in Scottsdale euthanized 22-year-old Kai on Thursday morning after the dolphin exhibited signs of illness for about two weeks, ABC 15 reported. Kai had been having trouble breathing, swimming and eating, Dolphinaris said. The park has yet to announce Kai’s cause of death.
The report further shows that this is the fourth death that has been quite difficult to explain, especially because they all happened in less than two years.
Christian Schaeffer, the general manager of the Dolphinaris , acknowledged in a statement seen by ABC15 that the death of four dolphins in the last year and a half is “abnormal.” He described the latest loss as “devastating.”
“We will be taking proactive measures to increase our collaborative efforts to further ensure our dolphins’ well-being and high quality of life,” he said. Independent experts have been tasked with investigating the deaths, according to Schaeffer.
The manager of the aquarium described the deaths of the dolphins as abnormal, devastating, and difficult to explain.
Activists now want the aquarium shut down, because the management hasn’t given an explanation as to why four dolphins have lost their lives in such a short time.