BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Brookfield Zoo is mourning the loss of a beloved dolphin.
The zoo said Maxine, a 3-year-old bottlenose dolphin, passed away from a bacterial infection that caused organ failure.
The zoo issued the following statement:
Despite the tireless efforts of our animal care staff, sadly, Maxine succumbed to the aggressive disease. … Maxine’s death has been devastating to all of the Chicago Zoological Society family and she will be greatly missed.