Popular dolphin dies at Vancouver Aquarium

Wildlife News


Updated Thu. May. 21 2009 9:32 PM ET

Darcy Wintonyk, ctvbc.ca


A popular inhabitant of the Vancouver Aquarium has passed away.



Laverne, a 31-year-old Pacific white-sided dolphin, died May 20, 2009, after battling an infection for the last month.

Laverne a 31-year-old female Pacific white-sided dolphin, died on Wednesday night after a month long illness.


Laverne -- the oldest white-sided dolphin in North America -- came to Vancouver in July 2005 from a SeaWorld in Texas, and quickly became a favourite at the facility.





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