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Vancouver Aquarium says calf improving 0

By Stephanie Chan

Vancouver Aquarium staff work with an injured false killer whale calf. (REUTERS)

Vancouver Aquarium staff work with an injured false killer whale calf. (REUTERS)

A false killer whale calf, rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium’s marine mammal rescue centre, is improving since arriving, says the aquarium.

The calf is not nursing from bottles, something veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena said is a good sign.

The calf was found on a beach near Tofino on Vancouver Island and was brought to the centre with severe lacerations on its body, along with other injuries on July 10.

Since treatment began, the aquarium said, the calf has noticeably improved coordination and buoyancy.

 

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