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 Kathy the Beluga Whale

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Kathy the Beluga Whale

  • Birth 1969 Canada
  • Death 9 Apr 2004 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial Donated to medical science
  • Memorial ID 8619178

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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 10 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8619178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kathy the Beluga Whale (1969–9 Apr 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8619178, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Donated to medical science.