Free JavaScripts provided
by The JavaScript Source

AMERICA~LAND OF THE FREE~: GEORGIA AQUARIUM Much-loved Beluga Whale Gasper Dies

AMERICA~LAND OF THE FREE~

MY RANTINGS AND RAVINGS ABOUT MY COUNTRY & OTHER THINGS GOING ON IN THE WORLD TODAY. ENJOY AND FEEL FREE TO COMMENT,OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT IF YOU LEAVE BS IT WILL BE DELETED. THANKS FOR READING & LOOKING & HAVE A GREAT DAY! BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

GEORGIA AQUARIUM Much-loved Beluga Whale Gasper Dies

GEORGIA AQUARIUM Much-loved Beluga Whale GASPER Dies
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
1/2/2007

The much beloved beluga whale Gasper was euthanized on Tuesday at the Georgia Aquarium. He'd been struggling with disease and infection since he was rescued from a Mexico City amusement park a year and a half ago.It might seem a bit over the top to some to mourn the death of an animal -- especially in light of the images from former president Gerald Ford’s funeral gracing television screens across the country. But to many, Gasper was more than just an animal. People loved him, and would have happily used that love to heal him if they could.
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Despite Gasper's struggles to overcome the infections that pounded his immune system, there was something about him.Brought to Atlanta in October 2005, he was taken off exhibit last April. He would make progress in fighting his infections, and then would backslide. About two weeks ago, he stopped eating on his own, and then on New Year's Day, the Aquarium staff made the tough decision.
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
“We were seeing indications that his body was shutting down,” said Aquarium Director of Husbandry Tim Binder. “And in that process, we also saw him become more despondent -- not unlike a family pet that gets that gets old -- same type of scenario."Visitors can sign their names and write their thoughts in books placed in front of the beluga exhibit.
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Christine Clark heard the news and brought her children to the Aquarium on Tuesday.“That’s why we came today,” she said. “And we found out about the loss, I had a sadness in my heart, because whenever you lose a person or an animal, there is a bereavement process. And we're very sad to see the animal gone." Aquariums expect to lose animals, but losing Gasper hit the Georgia Aquarium staff hard. They will work just as hard to make sure Gasper leaves a tangible legacy.“The type of illnesses that he has, can occur again,” said Aquarium President Jeff Swanagan. “So there's a learning curve that one has to go through, and maybe good information will come yet, and be able to help other beluga whales."But for now, people are remembering the beluga that seemed to look you in the eye and smile.Aquarium biologists and veterinarians expect the information they get from Gasper's autopsy -- called a necropsy for animals -- will break new ground in science and help determine the care for whales and dolphins in the future.The staff will get together on Tuesday night, have a good cry, and then move on to take care of the rest of these beautiful animals.Gasper was brought from a Mexican amusement park, along with Nico. Both whales were 17 years old and around 12 feet long. Nico was brought to Atlanta in much better health and is doing fine.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im only like 13 but i was watching bindi the jungle girl and all of those pictures of the whales really made me think and inspired me to want to help save these whales. Beluga whales are my fabvorite animal and when i heard that there were only 300 left my heart almost skipped a beat. Hopefully someone will do something.... in case i am incapable of doing so.

March 04, 2008 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats so sad

July 03, 2008 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i my self has been to the geogia aquarium.its sad.

January 11, 2009 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i my self has been to the geogia aquarium.its sad.

January 11, 2009 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i lllloooooooooooove beluga whales.
i saw gasper myself.
i went to the georgia aquarium.
i cant believe it!

January 11, 2009 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hhave been to the gorgia aqarium
thosewhales were my favorite thats sad

December 29, 2009 12:23 PM  
Anonymous General Viagra said...

It is a sad news to know that Gasper had died but I would prefer that they use euthanasia instead they left the animal suffer until he dies.

August 23, 2010 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad to hear this, hope scientists find a cure for disease

March 03, 2013 10:45 AM  
Blogger Meiqing Xu said...

1574mneiqing
tods outlet
louis vuitton
adidas wings
oakley sunglasses wholesale
chanel handbags
oakley sunglasses
hollister clothing
jordan 13
fitflops
cheap jerseys
louis vuitton
timberlands
michael kors outlet
pandara jewelry
kate spade outlet
coach outlet online
michael kors outlet
ray ban uk
timberland boots
louis vuitton handbags
gucci outlet
chi flat irons
michael kors handbags
true religion
gucci outlet
air max 90
abercrombie & fitch new york
pandora charms
jordan 11s
rolex watches outlet
tods outlet store
coach factorty outlet
fitflops clearance
lebron shoes
abercrombie
coach factory outlet
ralph lauren uk
ray ban sunglasses outlet
michael kors bag
christian louboutin sale

July 04, 2015 12:30 AM  
Blogger 风骚达哥 said...

20151016 junda
michael kors outlet
Coach Outlet Store Online Shop
cheap ugg boots
michael kors outlet sale
canada goose jackets
Michael Kors Outlet Deals Online
michael kors outlet
hollister clothing store
toms outlet
Coach Factory Handbags Outlet Store
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley.com,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses
michale kors outlet
canada goose outlet
Gucci Outlet Online Sale
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
Buy Kobe Shoes Online Discount
uggs australia
nfl jerseys
Wholesale Authentic Designer Handbags
michael kors handbag
Coach Factory Outlet Private Sale
coach factory outlet
Air Jordan 3 III Retro Free Shipping
ugg boots
michael kors handbag
timberland boots for women
ugg boots
Coach Factory Outlet Private Sale
ugg boots australia

October 15, 2015 9:42 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home