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Alia, a 10-year-old female bottlenose dolphin, died early yesterday morning on may 22nd at @dolphinarisarizona . this facility has only been open for 1.5 years and 2 of their 8 dolphins are already dead... 7-year-old bodie passed away last september, and now alia too. dolphins do not belong in the desert.
alia was born at seaworld orlando on december 4th, 2007, to ariel and sebastian. prior to her transfer to dolphinaris arizona in august 2016, she lived at both discovery cove and six flags discovery kingdom.
according to dolphinaris arizona, alia’s cause of death is unknown. they also stated that “alia had displayed some unusual behaviors in the last few days and she was being monitored.”
dolphinaris arizona’s official statement:
“with deep sorrow, the dolphinaris arizona team would like to inform our guests about the passing of alia. the exact cause of death has not yet been determined. alia had displayed some unusual behaviors in last few days and she was being monitored. she was under continual care by dolphinaris staff and veterinarians. a necropsy will be performed, and the results will be reported and shared in the coming weeks when they become available.”