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One of the oldest Beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium has died.
"Kavna" had been at the Aquarium since 1975 and was estimated to be at least 46 years old and considered to be at the end of her life.
In a release the Aquarium says over the past few weeks Kavna had been displaying inconsistent behaviour and specialists were brought in to provide additional consultation.
Belugas in the wild live to about 25 to 30 years of age.
A full necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.