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Vancouver: 3rd Beluga Whale dies at aquarium


VANCOUVER - Young female beluga whale Tiqa died early Friday at the Vancouver Aquarium after suffering an infection — and the death appears unconnected to an overnight break-in.

Vancouver police department Const. Janna McGuiness said there is no evidence linking the break-in at about 4:30 a.m. to the death of the three-year-old beluga just over an hour later.

“This appears to be an unrelated incident,” McGuiness told reporters. “But we’ll just make sure we take every precaution and do a thorough investigation.”

Vancouver Aquarium president John Nightingale said that staff monitoring Tiqa’s condition through the night saw a ma

Added: Sep-17-2011 Occurred On: Sep-17-2011
By: dingledd
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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (load item map)
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