A calf stranded on the banks of the Thames on the outskirts of London was euthanized after its condition worsened, with rescue workers saying it would not be allowed to survive.
British rescuers relaxed this little minke whale on Monday morning to the cheers of hundreds of eager spectators. But she managed to escape, going over the river rather than leaving.
“Whale’s condition worsened in the last 45 minutes we were with her.”Julia Cable, national coordinator of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (PTMLR), said Monday evening.
“She did not breathe well and she would not have survived much longer,” he said. He added that veterinarians at the London Zoo had given Cetacean a significant amount of anesthetic, which was said to have been separated from its mother.
The three- to four-meter-long, calf was spotted Sunday in south-west London, trapped in a set of valves that control the flow of water.
A spokesman for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) said he would deliver on Monday. “Anxious Behavior”, So “Experts raise the fear that he is not healthy”.
Among the smallest whales, the Minkay whale usually reaches 10 meters in age and lives in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but rarely up to the Arctic or equator.
In January 2006, a northern bottlenose whale was already stranded in the Thames, thus generating great interest. Unfortunately, Cetacean died when he was brought back to sea.