“She was the matriarch for over 30 years and she’s gone,” explained. “They’re going to be confused and disrupted and grieving … certainly her offspring are going to be grieving.”
“They don’t give these animals any credit,” she added.
Kasatka was less than 2 years old when she was captured from her family off the coast of Iceland and eventually brought to SeaWorld. She gave birth to four calves — for her most recent pregnancy, in 2013, SeaWorld artificially inseminated her even though she was already battling the lung infection that, according to SeaWorld, would eventually kill her.