October 20, 2018

Shedd Aquarium Beluga Dies of Seizure

Chicago – One of the Shedd Aquarium’s beluga whales died suddenly Wednesday evening after experiencing erratic movements followed by a seizure.

Trainers and the veterinary staff attempted to resuscitate Puiji for 45 minutes. The seizure happened around 8 p.m., after the Shedd was closed to visitors.

Puiji, 25, mother to two of the Shedd’s six remaining beluga whales, suffered from an infection that was being treated for several months, said Andrea Smalec, Shedd’s spokeswoman. Her recovery from the infection was slower than expected, but aquarium staff believed she was being treated successfully, she said.

A necropsy didn’t indicate that Puiji’s unexpected death was

Source: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/puiji-beluga-whale-dies-seizure-shedd-aquarium-20111027