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Beluga dies at Vancouver Aquarium, tests will determine cause of death

Trainer Indy Canagaratnam feeds beluga whale Kavna at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, Oct.19, 2011. The Vancouver Aquarium's oldest beluga has died at the age of 46. Aquarium staff say Kavna, believed also to be the oldest beluga at all other accredited aquariums in North America, had been behaving differently in recent days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
August 06, 2012 - 9:12 PM

VANCOUVER - Another beluga whale has died at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Aquarium staff say Kavna had been displaying some behavioural changes recently, and a series of tests were being done to find out why.

At 46 years old, Kavna was the oldest beluga at the aquarium.

The aquarium says Kavna was perhaps nearing the end of her life, but the cause of death won't be known until a full necropsy is done.

Last September, three-year-old Tiqa died from heart failure that was induced by pneumonia.

She was the third beluga calf to die at the aquarium since 2005.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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