Soon after her birth, Nyar started showing signs of health issues. She was not developing at the same rate as other calves and had trouble swimming. She struggled both physically and mentally. Animals of many species are known for attempting to kill their offspring when their health is compromised. Gudrun attempted to drown Nyar several times when she noticed Nyar was having health problems.
Type of Birth-Tail First
Date of Death-4/1/96
Place of Death-SeaWorld Orlando
Cause of Death-Immune System Failure
Origin of Nyar
After this occurred, trainers tried placing her with her father Tilikum. The two got along very well. Tilikum was very gentle with his daughter.
Sadly, in February 1996, Nyar's mother passed away from complications of giving birth to a stillborn calf. After this happened, Nyar's health declined. She ended up passing away on April 1, 1996.
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