“He was one of our emblematic animals who was loved by staff, volunteers, members and people worldwide. Our team—especially those who worked closely with Milo during the past months to provide specialized care while he was receiving treatment — are saddened by his death, but take solace in his peaceful departure,” said a statement issued by the aquarium.
Lymphoma has been documented before in wild otters whose bodies were recovered after they died in California, but Milo was the first living sea otter to be treated for the disease.
Milo was born in a Portuguese zoo and arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium when he was young.
Milo was twelve years old. Link -via Arbroath