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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 26, 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Animal: Beluga Whale
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Shedd Aquarium

Category: Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Marine

Summary: Puiji, a 25-year old female beluga whale died following a seizure. Preliminary findings from a full necropsy showed changes in her spleen, lymph nodes and other organs not evident in previous medical exams.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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