By The Associated Press
TACOMA — The Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma says its beluga Qannik died from a bacterial blood infection.
Necropsy results announced today also showed evidence of gastrointestinal disease, which may have made him susceptible to infection from the common microbe.
The 8-year-old whale that died March 28 had come to Tacoma from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
The zoo has one remaining beluga, 17-year-old Beethoven.
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