Bibi’s calf who was born on September 14th at the Port of Nagoya Aquarium, Japan, has died on September 15th. According to a statement made by the Aquarium, after giving birth, the mother and baby’s condition were not stable, and trainers had to artificially nurse the calf on a 24-hour basis. The calf’s condition suddenly changed on the morning of the 15th, and she died at 11:27am. A necropsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death. There is no news on how Bibi is doing. Bibi was captured during the cetacean drive hunts in Taiji, Japan. Her year of capture is not known, though it is believed that she arrived at Nagoya in 2008.
Daisy’s calf, who was born at Zoo Duisburg, Germany, on September 9, 2017, died on September 17, 2017. According to a statement made by the zoo, the calf died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday. The mother and calf pair had reportedly been doing well and their behaviour showed no abnormalities. Daisy was a good mother and was able to provide enough milk for the calf, but unfortunately the calf suddenly passed away. Its cause of death is unknown, though further tests are being carried out after its blood levels didn’t show any abnormalities. The necropsy will be carried out at the University of Iiége in Belgium by an experienced marine mammal pathologist.
pc: Port of Nagoya, Duisberg Zoo
Info: Ceta Base