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The beluga whale dies after the complicated rescue to remove it from the Seine river

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Efforts to try to save it and return it to its natural habitat have been in vain. The whale beluga what was found lost in the river seine About 70 kilometers from Paris, he died hours after the rescue that took place early Wednesday.

the cetacean has had to be sacrificed while being transferred to the sea due to the “degradation of his state of health”, reported the French authorities. “The suffering of this animal was evident,” declared the veterinarian of the Essone Ollivet Courtois firefighters in a message distributed by the Prefecture of Calvados.

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Courtois mentioned that the beluga’s “breathing difficulties” had worsened to the point that a euthanasia technique had to be carried out so as not to prolong his suffering any longer.

Near 80 specialists had been thoroughly employed try to rescue an 800-kilo beluga whale this morning in the Seine River, where it was lost about 70 kilometers from Paris, in a delicate operation that has lasted more than eight hours.

The rescue was necessary because the animal’s health was in danger. Accustomed to living in cold and salty waters, he had entered the river and had stopped feeding and he was in a state of health that worried the authorities, veterinarians and activists, who decided to advance the rescue to prevent him from getting even sicker.

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Source: Lasexta

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