Dolphin Winter, known through the “Boy and the Dolphin” films, died Thursday.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which has dolphins at its base, Confirms on Twitter He died before undergoing surgery to save his life.
They write that they are “with a heavy heart” reporting the news, and that they are “broken”.
The famous 16-year-old animal developed a serious infection in the stomach and intestines, which led to a blockage. A team of 15 vets and other experts were on standby, but life slipped away before they could even begin.
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Winter’s body will be autopsied, but it is believed that he eventually died of heart failure as a result of diseases. He is 16 years old.
The dolphin lost its tail in 2005, when it was only two months old, after hitting a stone crab. He was sponsored by The Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida and has lived there his whole life.
Earlier this week, it became known to the public that winter had fallen ill. Many of them flocked to the aquarium to wish him well. Axel Neff (3 years) and older sister Pippa Neff (5 years) appeared with cards and congratulations on Thursday – the same day Winter’s death.
«We thank everyone for the tremendous amount of love and support we’ve received since we saved the winter in 2005, and especially over the past few days’,” writes Basin in the ad.
“dolphin tail”, as the film was originally called, was from 2011 about Winter’s life, from the time he was injured until he received a tail prosthesis – and about the operation thereafter. Several famous names appeared in the movie, such as Morgan Freeman (84), Ashley Judd (53) and Kris Kristofferson (85).
The second movie came out in 2014.
The winter story may evoke memories for many followers Kiko the killer whale, the star of the Hollywood movies “Free Willy”, and his fate. Kiko Suddenly appeared in Norway, at Skålvikfjorden in Halsa, 2003.
The distinctive crack on the fin made Norwegian moviegoers realize that a celebrity had swum ashore.
looking back: Astrid (8) plays the harmonica for Kiko
It was the story of Kiko in Norway sensation in the world. Many were sad when Kiko suddenly fell ill and He passed away just before Christmas 2003. He’s 26 years old and he’s lying Buried in Takensbukta.
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