From the Niagara Falls Review:
Marineland has announced the death of one of its walruses.
The Niagara Falls theme park says its marine-mammal care team is mourning the passing of Sonja, who died suddenly late Thursday when the park closed.
In a news release, Marineland said Sonja was under veterinary care for symptoms of an unknown illness, but her death came as a surprise.
From the News-Herald (in northern Ohio):
My oldest son, Nate, was dancing around his seat even before the dolphin, walrus and sea lion show officially began at the outdoor Marineland stadium.
His enthusiasm paid off.
The emcee chose 9-year-old Nate from the packed crowd and invited him on stage in the middle of the show to feed and pet the bottlenose dolphins.
Marineland was our first stop and one of the highlights of our family’s four-day, early June trip to Niagara Falls, Canada.