Aquarium puts ailing Beluga Whale to sleep
January 3, 2007 1:49am CST
Gasper the Beluga Whale was euthanized on 2nd Jan after months of declining health. The 17 year old whale had a bone infection and other chronic illnesses. Hundreds of get well wishes had flooded into the aquarium, many from school children who were enchanted by the ghostly white whale who had spent most of his time swimming next to his tanks big window. The aquarium's team of veterinarians mad the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the animal.