The Vancouver aquarium is mourning a loss this morning after Kavna, the 46 year old female whale has died of cancer/old age.
The sea animal inspired the children’s song “Baby Beluga” by Raffi and has swam for millions of viewers in her long life. 46 isn’t long in human years however, Beluga’s have an average lifespan of only 25-30 years. Kavna was a special case.
She was brought to the Vancouver aquarium after being caught off Churchhill, Man in 1976, and lived there ever since.