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Kathy the Beluga Whale
Birth: 1969, Canada
Death: Apr. 9, 2004
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Beluga Whale. She came to the New York Aquarium in 1974 and was the oldest female beluga whale kept in captivity. In 1981 she made front-page news when she gave birth to a female calf, first beluga born in captivity to survive more than a few weeks. In 1991, she had a male calf named Casey, who lived for eight years, a record. The ever-smiling ambassador of the New York Aquarium was holder of numerous cetaceous records and was the signature animal of the aquarium. In late 2003 she caught a bacterial infection, antibiotics kept it in check but she lost her appetite and became weak. She was so weak that she died from the sedative meant to relax her for the fatal injection. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Donated to medical science
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8619178
Kathy the Beluga Whale
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