VALLEJO (CBS13) – Semo, the bottlenose dolphin at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, passed away Tuesday at the age of 54.
Semo was the oldest known male bottlenose dolphin living under human care. The average life span for a dolphin under human care is 25 years. It’s 37 years or older in the wild.READ MORE: Texas-Based Photographer Captures Sacramento Couple's Proposal, Calls On Twitter To Track Them Down
The cause of death is more than likely old age; however, a necropsy will be performed.READ MORE: Concern From Community After Bullets Fly Through West Sacramento Apartment
“Semo was a ruggedly handsome, large and imposing male, who was also infinitely joyful and playful,” said Animal Care Director, Dianne Cameron. “We feel so fortunate to have been a part of his life.”MORE NEWS: Husband Pleads Guilty To 2019 First-Degree Murder Of Wife Heather Gumina Waters In El Dorado County
The dolphin came to live at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2012 from the Minnesota Zoo. before that Semo lived at SeaWorld.