Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:55 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:55 PM ET

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National Audio 6:55 PM ET

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NAT085 - (Beluga-Dies) VANCOUVER. x-09s. The Vancouver Aquarium says its staff is heartbroken by the death of the beluga whale called Aurora that was battling an undetermined illness which began after her calf Qila (KEY'-la) died 10 days earlier. The aquarium says Aurora inspired and informed generations of visitors. But the Vancouver Humane Society's Peter Fricker says there is no evidence that putting animals on display has educational value for the public. ("..about the species.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The humane society is calling for the aquarium to phase out its marine mammal captivity programs. The Vancouver Aquarium was not responding to media requests Saturday but said in a statement more updates on the death of Aurora should be released later this weekend. …

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