Sadness as the Oceanografic of Valencia announces the death of the beluga Kairo, 60 years old


Sadness as the Oceanografic of Valencia announces the death of the beluga Kairo, 60 years old Credit: Twitter @Oceanografic_vl

The Oceanografic of Valencia has announced the death of its 60-year-old beluga Kairo.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, April 26, Oceanografic de Valencia posted: “We are sad to report that this morning Kairo, the 60 year old male beluga whale from Oceanografic de València passed away.”

Credit: Twitter @Oceanografic_vl

The Oceanografic of Valencia also released a statement on their website which read: “We are sad to announce the death this morning of Kairo, our 60-year-old male beluga whale who lived with us at the Oceanogràfic de la Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València and which arrived 20 years ago from the Mar de Plata aquarium in Argentina.

“Kairo, Kylu’s father, was part of the València Aquarium family and during all these years he enjoyed very good health with the maximum care and quality of life until his last day. Keepers and vets have cared for and cared for the animal as needed all these years. Lately, Kairo has been showing symptoms typical of a dog of such an advanced age. During this time, Oceanogràfic’s team of professionals focused in particular on Kairo’s health and well-being, carrying out all veterinary procedures and carrying out the relevant medical tests to thoroughly verify and monitor his condition. health.

“Despite the enormous effort and affection of all the personnel of the Valencia Aquarium during all this time, Kairo has left us. Today the autopsy will be carried out at the CEU – Cardenal Herrera University, which means that we will allow to know in more detail the causes of death Kairo was undoubtedly a great ambassador of his kind throughout the world and his loss is very sad both for visitors and for the staff of the Oceanogràfic, in particular the team of caretakers who have been so close to him and have shared so much time with him over all these years.


“The existence of Kairo has been a gift for the millions of people who have visited the Oceanogràfic, who have been able to see a species as emblematic and majestic as the beluga whale up close and have been able to learn about the problems of this species that lives But, above all, it has also been an opportunity for researchers, students, veterinarians and the scientific community from all corners of the world to carry out various research and conservation programs with this species which otherwise , could not have been carried out into the open sea.”

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