Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium (Minato-ku, Nagoya) female killer whale "Nami" (28 years estimated) 14 days and died. Ill from late December of last year, had no appetite. Seen as ulcerative colitis, with detailed autopsy to determine cause of death.
Nami is captured off the coast of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, had been bred since 1986, the municipal Whale Museum. 5 billion purchase in June 2003 Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. In that case, length of 5.9 m, weight 2.7 tons. Recently, it was reduced nearly 300 kilograms in weight.
According to the aquarium, there is no appetite from 21 daily in December, for example, injecting drug therapy. Although there were signs of recovery earlier this month, was eating food again. Abnormal breathing conditions and continued floating in the water as a groggy, 7:00 pm 24 dead 14 minutes.
Killer whale breeding in the aquarium, the female died in 2008, "Ku" followed by two chiefs. Nami was raised, it was only seven months. Makoto Hazime ancestral Hisashi Tate, "but in the attitude of thorough bred, too bad so quickly died away. Sorry for the people who supported the Nami" he said.
According to the director, the life of female killer whale about 80 years.