Whale that inspired ‘Baby Beluga’ song dies at Vancouver Aquarium
Cancer was the likely cause of death for the 46-year-old whale. More than 30 million people saw Kavna during her lifetime, according to aquarium estimates, and children’s singer Raffi Cavoukian was among them. It was Cavoukian’s 1979 meeting with Cavoukian that inspired his popular 1980 song 'Baby Beluga’ about a whale’s life in the sea.