Ailing beluga whale at Vancouver Aquarium showing signs of recovery
Divers swim with Aurora the beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium on Jan. 8, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:21PM PST
Last Updated Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:48PM PST
A beluga whale suffering from an unknown illness at the Vancouver Aquarium is showing signs of recovery.
The aquarium says on its Twitter account that Aurora the whale is “looking brighter” and was more interactive with staff on Saturday.
Veterinarians and staff were scrambling to figure out what was ailing the beluga after its offspring Qila died earlier in the week.
Aquarium staff are continuing to keep a close eye on the surviving beluga and are running more tests to figure out what was wrong.
Aurora is looking brighter and little more interactive today. Our team is working intensively with her + performing additional diagnostics. pic.twitter.com/akzgGY1PXz— Vancouver Aquarium (@vanaqua) November 19, 2016