Kyara was just three months old when she contracted an infection that would turn out to be lethal.
After years of activists' critique and an eventual groundswell of negative public opinion, SeaWorld ended its captive breeding program last year. Kyara's mom was already pregnant at the time.
Per Sea World:
"We are extremely saddened to announce the passing of Kyara, our newest killer whale calf. Kyara was being cared for at the Park's Animal Hospital surrounded by a team of dedicated staff members. Despite the teams best efforts Kyara passed away earlier today, surrounded by lots of love."