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‘Hope’ dies in Phuket

PHUKET: Following reports of newborn dwarf sperm whale ‘Hope’ recovering well at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) over the weekend, the news broke this morning (Aug 13) that the infant mammal has died.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 13 August 2019, 02:32PM


Newborn dwarf sperm whale ‘Hope’ died from an infection late last night (Aug 12). Image: DMCR

Newborn dwarf sperm whale ‘Hope’ died from an infection late last night (Aug 12). Image: DMCR

PMBC Chief Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong confirmed to The Phuket News, “The dwarf sperm whale named ‘Hope’ died at 11:23pm last night (Aug 12) after it looks like he contracted an infection two days ago.”

Hope had been well on the road to recovery under 24-hour care at the PMBC since he was rescued by villagers in Phang Nga on Aug 4.

Hope was found beached alongside his mother.

Both he and mother had severe skin abrasions from being beached on the sand.

Hope’s mother also had an infection. She did not survive. (See story here.)

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“We had tried as much as we could to help him. We looked after him with constant care, and continuously fed him supplements for nine days,” Dr Kongkiat said this morning.

“However, he still contracted an infection. He suffered severe dehydration, his liver and kidneys were working too hard, and he had muscle strain,” Dr Kongkiat said.

“An ultrasound scan showed that he had a lot of gas in his stomach and intestines, and there was more movement in his intestine than usual,” he added.

“In the end, Hope finally succumbed to pain and septic shock, sepsis and severe dehydration,” the PMBC Chief confirmed.

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